Album: Problems, 2007
Justification: At first, as far as I was concerned Bluejuice were just some Sydney band who had hilarious promo pix. I’d heard ‘Vitriol’, of course, because it was 2007 and I had ears, but the band hadn’t exactly blown me away. And then I saw them open for We Are Scientists a year or so later and, using the sort of critical evaluation that only comes from years as a professional music journalist, went “holy FUCK!”
Bluejuice make good records, sure, but they are absolutely something else live. Jake and Stav are freakin’ amazing frontmen, and it’s downright remarkable that I still consider them a blinding live act considering they were on a bill with one of the best bands I’ve ever seen. What a gig, friends. What a gig.
This song is my favourite of theirs too, not least because of the video. Gotta say though, even as someone who plans to get to the end of his life not having ever jumped out of a plane, this does suggest that having to mime a song on the way down would be a pretty sweet distraction. Their videos are generally pretty ace, actually.
Oh, and their version of Lana Del Ray’s ‘Video Games’ is extraordinarily good.
SONG YOU SHOULD HAVE REDISCOVERED THIS TIME IN 2011: Y’know, weekend. So let’s get on the 2007 pony, OK? OK.
AND HERE’S THE LAST FIVE…