Despite failing to score a single point at the Eurovision Song Contest, Austria’s The Makemakes haven’t stopped moving. In recent weeks they’ve released a mobile game app, their self-titled album and a new single “Little Is Much More.” Handle that, haters!
In keeping with their image of beards and long hair, The Makemakes have gone for pop with a rock edge on their debut album. Influenced by Thin Lizzy, Bill Withers and Bruce Springsteen, Dodo, Markus and Flo ooze rock authenticity with their 13 original tracks. Standouts include “Merry Goodbye”, “Heartache” and “Pathetic Peace Song”.
Their current single is “Little Is Much More”, which reflects their pop-rock philosophy. You can’t call it catchy or infectious, and they certainly aren’t bending over backwards or adding vocal riffs to impress.
Thankfully the accompanying music video gives the song lift. The Makemakes take you on their life’s journey — via a skateboard, a surfboard, and even a giant whale. “Little Is Much More” is perhaps the lightest offering. Its lyrics show three men hungry to taste the world’s delights, which come in many ages: “Oh I tried to kiss a college girl but it didn’t feel as good, so I had a taste from an older woman, but it wasn’t understood.” We’ve all been there.