New Sounds: Skip school with Sloan Peterson’s infectious guitar-pop jam ‘105’

So that’s how it is in their family.

Last week we hyped a killer new tune from Australia’s Gang Of Youths, and today we’re throwing it back down to the Motherland for the debut single from Sloan Peterson.

Lifting the moniker from Mia Sara’s character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (just drop that “e” in her first name), Sloan Peterson is a new guitar-pop project from Sydney-based songwriter Joe Jackson, and her new track “105” is a ripper, a shaker, and all the other influences that make us want to twist and shout in an afternoon parade. “105” combines elements of ’50s pop and modern garage rock in ways that suggest we’ll be hearing a lot more from Sloan Peterson in the coming months.

The Pete Moore-directed video for “105”, which you can watch below, was made in collaboration with The Strand Arcade, stars Jackson alongside alumni dancers from the Australian Ballet School and Sydney Dance Company, and is purportedly the first video shot in the building since David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” video. No pressure!

Here’s what Jackson has to say about the song: “I wrote ‘105’ pretty absentmindedly and at the time I don’t think I even knew if the 105 was an actual highway or street at all, ha! But the last verse was written about a lost lover of mine, who clearly lacked emotion and devotion, making my life at that period a little painful. It was a natural development of words from my heart; a sense of having someone but not really having them at all, trying to figure out all the question marks that go around relationships.”

“105” will be included on Sloan Peterson’s upcoming self-titled debut EP, out July 13 via Mirror Records. Pre-order it here.

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