Kane Strang’s “Things Are Never Simple” is a punchy and peculiar piece of indie pop. Like the rest of the young, New Zealanders’ forthcoming debut, Blue Cheese, the song remains catchy and polished while leaving the listener slightly on edge. Hints of psychedelic conventions poke their way through the passionate repetition of a life sentiment that too often holds true. Between it’s well timed pauses and rotating guitar riffs, the melody floats with grace through each verse in two-part harmony, becoming an amplified mantra in the staccato chorus. Mark your calendars for Blue Cheese‘s US arrival via Ba Da Bing! Records on February 26th for an album and a band you won’t want to miss this year.