Tousled Melbourne rocker Wesley Fuller has announced details of his debut EP, as well as releasing a video for his new single ‘Runaway Renee’.

Apparently inspired by a girl who hooked up with one of his bandmates, ‘Runaway Renee’ steeps itself in lo-fi ’60s psychedelics, Fuller’s crisp, melodic swoon bathed in enough reverb to kill an elephant. With shades of Beatles, Bolan and more in between, ‘Runaway Renee’ glides along on a West Coast-indebted groove, a Darwin Deez-esque guitar motif and a gloriously sun-drenched vocal.

Written during a balmy summer night, that feeling of sticky suburbia permeates throughout the song’s squelchy beats and punishing snares. With Australia continuing to produce some fine bands and artists – Courtney Barnett, The Goon Sax and Tiny Little Houses, to name but three – Wesley Fuller is another demonstration of Down Under’s cultural clout.

Fuller has already won a raft of plaudits, not least for his previous single, the crunchy pop of ‘Melvista’. After signing a deal with 1965 Records, the Antipodean frontman has announced details of his forthcoming five-track EP, which will be released on Friday 8 July. The tracklisting is as follows:

1). Change Your Mind

2). Melvista

3). Runaway Renee

4). Shock Me

5). The Dancer

The video for ‘Runaway Renee’ can be viewed below.

Mr Fuller can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Sam Lambeth is a Birmingham-based writer, journalist and musician. You can read more of his work at his blog, and he is also releasing a record for Teenage Cancer Trust. You can donate here.

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