Today we have a track from Perth singer/songwriter Wons Phreely who appears to have found salvation through music after being given his first guitar whilst in juvenile detention. Maybe that explains to a degree, why his songs have the potential to fill the vacant indie poet laureate void, rooted as they are in social realism but with a wry wit replete with the kind of joyful melodies that make you think you can take on the whole damn world. There’s a hint of Springsteen meets Jamie T at a Beck gig running through ‘The Word Has A Bank Account’ which is a song based on Phreely’s encounter with a girl at a Patrick Wolf concert, whose ambition is to settle down with a rich guy and use his money to save the world.
It also proves Mr Phreely is Wons to watch
And here’s the video, watch out for his début album set to drop early in 2013!