Melbourne-based artist Harry Permezel shares his new single “Bonehead” via Clash. The track is the first to be released from his upcoming new album Wax Man, out 5/4 on Muscle Beach Records. You can pre-order the album here, and stay tuned for more new music coming soon.
Wax Man, the sophomore album from Melbourne, Australia native Harry Permezel, is an intimate reflection of a twenty-something’s formative era of self discovery. The ten tracks flutter from introspective observance to guided narration on the forming and failing of relationships, uncertainties of the future, suburban isolation, and a hopeful foresight. The warm production of the record allows these themes to become illuminated with haunting harmonies, head-bobbing hooks, clockwork percussion, sporadic flecks of synthesizer, and crooning ruminations.
Learning guitar at a young age and have being influenced by his older brother, Permezel began to develop his sound at his parents’ house in suburban Melbourne. After unearthing a set of his dad’s old speakers in the garage, Permezel began to slowly build a home studio, where he would repeatedly find himself after long, hazy nights in the city with his friends. This home studio is where he eventually recorded and produced his self-titled debut, which was released in 2016 on the Oxford, MS based label Muscle Beach Records. Over the next two years, Harry and Muscle Beach kept in close contact, building a tight friendship and creative bond – a unique and deeply personal relationship between label and artist.
Wax Man is the result of incredible determination, self assurance, a deep knowledge of solitude, and a true appreciation of company. This meditation on loneliness, lessons learned, and optimism lingers long with the listener.