Banding together some of Brisbane’s finest musicians, Morning Harvey is the hook-laden, sunshine-drenched pop brainchild of lead singer and songwriter Spencer White. Bursting onto the local music scene in 2014 with indie favourites T.I.D.E. and Girl Euphoria (Come Back To Me), Morning Harvey has developed somewhat of a cult following, and with industry long-timers Rick Chazan (Ground Control Music Management) and Stephen Wade (Select Music Agency) already joining the Morning Harvey camp, the emerging Brisbane ban yet remains one of Australia’s hidden gems. “Morning Harvey have been one of the Brisbane music scene’s vastly underrated acts…” (Howl & Echoes)
Their “all killer, no filler”, Magoo-produced EP Love&Loveand (released July 2015) was well received and consistently praised across indie blogs: “Sonically, it’s The Stone Roses and Sound garden drinking a cup of mushroom tea” (Howl & Echoes). With lead-in singles Smith Street Swap Meet and Pinch Me Velvet described as “shimmering pieces of psych-pop gold” (ToneDeaf), Morning Harvey created an undeniable 5-tracker oozing with shining choruses, sunshine psychedelia, and spiralling psych-pop guitar lines.
Adding to Morning Harvey’s indisputable swagger, love&loveand. was added as the 2nd highest charting debut EP on America’s highly competitive CMJ Radio 200 Chart in late 2015, and was one of only eight EPs to hold a place. The EP remained in the charts for three weeks with rotation across 32 college radio stations, running consecutively alongside the CMJ music marathon, this period noted as the most competitive time of the year at college radio and making this an even more impressive achievement for the young band. Further adding to their ever-growing reputation, lead single Smith Street Swap Meet was played at leading US college radio stations including KCRW and KEXP, and was also featured as Song of The Day at KEXP in mid-November, “a tremendous feat” according to Rob Haagsman at NeverBetter Radio.
“Seriously though. You need to be on this now. Out of Brisbane, Australia”, John Richards at KEXP. Over the past two years, Morning Harvey has proven themselves a “tour de force of addictive tunes and exemplary musicianship” as they take on countless live shows. With performances alongside the likes of Royal Blood, The Charlatans, Hoodoo Gurus, San Cisco, and Steve Malkmus of Pavement (to name a few), two BIGSOUND showcases, three headline tours, and a cracker performance at Groovin’ The Moo (Townsville) already under their belt, the band is consistently reaffirming their well-earned place in Australia’s musical landscape and is said to boast one of the country’s best live shows: “Overseen by the soulful strains and reliably entertaining, downright sultry, gyration-heavy dances of insanely charismatic frontman Spencer White… The bar has been set high” (The Music).
With cool and credibility bursting at the tight-denim seams of this young pop outfit, Morning Harvey is gearing up for yet another campaign, bigger and better than before, this time for their debut album due for release early next year. Having released lead-in single Lights, Camera, Gina back in November 2015, a track which reflected a dynamic and creative shift for the band (“I love this Euro-glam direction that Morning Harvey have taken, they’ve really struck upon something here. 4.5 Stars” – Dave Ruby-Howe), Morning Harvey is now set to release their second single Susanne Monday, a contagious sing-along track which, to no surprise, will inevitably run on repeat in your head for days.