HighSchool are a trio from Melbourne who have just signed with Dalliance Recordings, placing them alongside the likes of Gia Margaret, Common Holly and Francis of Delirium. They’re celebrating the news by sharing a new single that shows what they’re all about called “New York, Paris and London”. The band’s Lilli says:
“New York Paris and London’ exposes peer validation that exists in settings where criticism is common. It suggests that dreaming and manifesting is as meaningful as our ambitions coming to fruition. New York, Paris and London are three highly desirable, yet clichéd destinations that symbolise the elusiveness of our own self expectations.”
With a glinting and gliding indie-pop sound that immediately recalls the likes of Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils, “New York, Paris and London” instantly captures your imagination. But HighSchool aren’t interested in taking your mind to bucolic vistas, they want to plunge into the modern psyche of jealousy and yearning. The trio seem to be constantly building up more of a head of steam with each passing second of “New York, Paris and London”, which adds to the fraught mentality of the vocal and lyrics, where the (undoubtedly still young) Rory dolefully sings as though his life has already passed him by without a shred of excitement. But he needn’t worry – HighSchool could well be the vehicle that gets them all to “New York, Paris and London”.