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Prodigal Brisbane indie rockers Babaganouj today release Stay Up For Me, the second taste of their long awaited debut album ‘Jumbo Pets’ which is due to be released on Friday 31 March! 

The four-piece achieved great traction late-last year with their comeback single What Planet Do You Come From?, their first new offering in five years described by Double J as having “all the hallmarks of the band’s well established catalogue of pop sounds” and The Music as “beautiful pop-rock songwriting”. That single was immediately pounced on by community radio stations all around around Australia as well as getting spins on both triple j and Double J, and now they’re following that with another trademark Babaganouj banger in Stay Up For Me. 

Stay Up For Me showcases the band’s multi-faceted nature, the dreamily infectious bubblegum pop number featuring guitarist Ruby McGregor‘s charmingly innocent vocals delivering her empathic missive about all nighters, bad comedowns, growing up fast and making new friends. 

In other exciting news Babagnouj’s epic debut ‘Jumbo Pets’ is also available to pre-order ahead of its late-March release on limited edition aquamarine colour vinyl. Featuring the triple-threat attack of Charles Sale (guitar/vocals), Ruby McGregor (guitar/vocals) and Harriette Pilbeam (bass/vocals), all nailed down by the propulsive drumming of George Browning, on their debut the ‘Nouj take us on a captivating sonic adventure that veers between atmospheric dreamscapes, crunchy indie rock and bubblegum pop perfection with consummate ease. 

It’s an absorbing journey of sounds and sensations that’s both thrilling and immersive but beyond this ability to elevate above the mundane these are songs of genuine substance, for while the lyrics betray an emotional vulnerability above all else they portray real heart amidst their modern examinations of love, loss and levity. 

After forming back in 2011, Babaganouj made waves across the Australian scene with their distinctively dreamy, harmony-laden brand of power-pop. During their initial tenure they released a string of well-received EPs and singles such as Too Late For Love, Bluff and Do Rite With Me Tonite which saturated radio airwaves and found them sharing stages with international acts such as The Lemonheads, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Veruca Salt, The Wedding Present and The Coathangers as well as Aussies faves such as Smudge, Palms, The Preatures, Northeast Party House and countless more. 

During their brief hiatus Babaganouj’s bass-player Harriette used her time to forge a huge global fanbase as her dream-pop alter-ego Hatchie, but still found time to help piece together Babaganouj’s epic first long-player, prepare yourself for the age of ‘Jumbo Pets’!

 Babaganouj’s debut album Jumbo Pets will be released by Coolin’ By Sound on Friday 31 March, 2023. Pre-order on all formats (LP, CD, digital) now available via Redeye (USA/Europe) and Bandcamp.

New single Stay Up For Me is out now!


Thanks to Coolin’ By Sound

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