It’s no secret that I am obsessed with Australian music – after all, it was one of my main motivations for moving from the UK to Melbourne. So be prepared for me to drop quite a few Aussie tracks on this blog!
One of my most recent musical discoveries since moving to Australia has been the alternative modern rock band Eskimo Joe. Hailing from Western Australia, the band formed in ‘97 and to this day are still going strong (that’s 22 years!).
This weeks Travel Tu(n)esday track is a killer opener from the bands fourth album ‘Inshalla’.
Starting with wailing Arabic sounds and ceremonial-like drums, wailing riffs and gruff vocals boldly emerge, adding even more depth to an already weighty rock anthem.
For me, the lyrics revolve around the emotions and learning experiences evoked by a different way of life in a foreign place.
“This is a foreign land
So try to understand that
Do you understand?”
Have a listen to Eskimo Joe’s hefty track ‘Foreign Land’ here: