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From iconic Like A Version performances with Luca Brasi to selling out three consecutive hometown single launch shows, the last twelve months have been a whirlwind for Melbourne jangle-rock connoisseur Bridg Jessop, better known by her moniker Eaglemont. Now with an impressive run of heartfelt singles under her belt and over a year of sobriety, Eaglemont reveals her long-awaited debut album, ‘Party Boy’.

Produced by Cry Club’s Jonathon Tooke and mixed by Holy Holy’s Oscar Dawson, ‘Party Boy’ takes the listener by the hand as it navigates themes of heartache, self-acceptance and the gruelling journey to allowing oneself to be loved. The album is a tender and yearning exploration, with each detailed lyric delivered in Bridg’s signature, husky vocals, offering a poetic life lesson.

“The album centres around broader concepts such as love and loss, lust, miscommunication, friends and lovers growing apart and letting down people you care about,” explains Bridg. “With a closer look comes moments of deep introspection. The title, ‘Party Boy’, reflects the dichotomy of inviting the chaos in, then having to face the cold light of the morning after.”

The album features the warm, uplifting tones of Vodka Pineapple, a “sad and gay” long-distance heartacher in You Don’t Live Here and the infectious title track Party Boy. Among the twelve dynamically heartfelt stories is introspective focus track IKEA, which Bridg describes as “a classic lesbian breakup song about reclaiming your shared space after a breakup. Not affiliated with any Swedish furniture company in particular,” she adds with a smirk.

Bridg’s wry sense of humour combined with her charismatic storytelling is what has invited a community of music fans to fall in love with her songs over and over again. She’s even earned high praise from one of her biggest influences in Phoebe Bridgers who compared her to boygenius bandmate Lucy Dacus, saying: “The first thing it reminds me of the most is Lucy and her timbre and her way of using her band, playing with a rock band but not singing with a blown-out voice. It’s beautiful.”

Having toured with pals like Luca Brasi, Cry Club and Bec Stevens, the unstoppable force that is the Eaglemont live trio are now set to join Perth indie-punk outfit Sly Withers for shows in Melbourne and Hobart in July. The band will also officially launch ‘Party Boy’ at The Tote in Melbourne on Friday August 2.

The anticipated release of ‘Party Boy’ means that the full pages of Eaglemont’s diary entries are finally ready to be shared with her growing group of adoring fans. And now the question is with the listener: “do you want to be a party boy?”


12 July – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC (supporting Sly Withers)
13 July – Altar Bar, Hobart TAS (supporting Sly Withers)
2 August – The Tote, Melbourne VIC (Album Launch)


With thanks to Habit Music

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