Brisbane indie-pop artist Aiden Bradley is back with another slice of achingly-good pop drenched in romantic overtures sure to tug at your heartstrings.
'Mess Things Up', the follow-up to Aiden's debut EP 'Boat Ramps', features the guest vocals of Aiden’s close friend Lili Rose Porter.
"I knew I wanted to try and write some collaborative stuff and I'd been a friend of Lili's for a while and I knew I had to have her voice on there," he says.
With influences from the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Julien Baker and The National, Bradley's brand of broody pop is destined for bigger stages. "This is the first single from an EP that I've been working on for about a year now," he says.
"I wanted to shine a bit of light on some of what I feel are Brisbane's unappreciated gems, so I wrote a bunch of songs and asked people that I thought would fit to feature on them."
A member of a range of Brisbane bands since he was 16, Aiden took the solo path when he was 21. "I was in and out of bands since I was about sixteen. I spent a little while as a guitarist for hire, just sort of doing whatever in a load of different bands.
"I went through a phase where I was writing loads of material, but I couldn't exactly play it anywhere but open mics and maybe sneak some into the occasional pub gigs."
Aiden Bradley launches 'Mess Things Up' at Betty's Espresso & Bar (Brisbane) 22 February.