Named for the fountain in the centre of Bendigo, marking the geographic heartland of Victoria, Fountaineer’s view of their country town steadily growing into a city is at the heart of their song writing.
Fountaineer’s focus was on creating something that was empathetic no matter where a listener came from, drawing universal themes out of small town Australia. Stories of a town where live music amounts to playing covers down the pub, where social networks are built through footy clubs, and where churches are still regularly attended are familiar to places in every corner of the globe. These are places stuck with one foot in a muddy past and not entirely willing to step out. Greater City, Greater Love is a record about having watched history unfold and not losing hope, witnessing the power of people coming together – even for misguided reasons – and knowing how much good that could do. The latest and loudest of literary rock rallying cries, Greater City, Greater Love is a debut for the ages.