For fans of The Lemonheads and The Go-Betweens, Simon Robert Gibson’s debut as a solo artist is like a breath of fresh air.
In the first solo album of his career, The Great Ongoing, Gibson demonstrates the innovative instrumentals, pure emotion and expressive songwork that make Australian indie music the masterpiece that it is.
No stranger to the music scene, Gibson has been a founding member of multiple groups including Disneyfist and Aerial Maps, but this latest album is like a lyrical memoir all his own.
With reflective singles like Now Often Feels Like Then and raw melodies like Bourdain, Gibson’s work embraces nostalgia and tells his story while presenting a hopeful outlook for the future.
Reviewed by Erika Echternach