Screamfeeder have been a veritable indie institution in Australia for more than a remarkable thirty years, and following a return to the live scene recently, they have announced the release of their new album ‘Five Rooms’ on 6 May 2022, along with a tour of the East Coast capitals with fellow legend Adalita (Magic Dirt). And that’s not all: to whet the appetite, the band has released a single entitled ‘Don’t Get Me Started’ which has all the hallmark fuzzy pop-soaked sounds that define the band.
Sung by bass player Kelly Lloyd, the track is a deliciously organic and febrile delight with a wall of jangling, fuzzy guitars, sibilant, snaky bass and Lloyd’s layered, louche vocals delivering a psych-infused melody that pops with a shoegaze haze.
Lloyd says of the track:
The sound on this song in particular was inspired by music that sounds like it’s been written in 5 mins and recorded in 15. Loud, brash, a little unhinged, you don’t know if it’s going to fall over. This song is just a fun song, but I’ve been feeling people need to look away from themselves, look away from our screens, look away from our reflections and see bigger pictures
Indeed the track references some of the Trumpian horrors of the past few years:
If you can’t sleep for what you’ve done
If you don’t blink when you look into the sun
Then I think there’s something wrong
This is a band at their very best, showing creativity has no use by date.
The accompanying video features Lloyd administering to her trusty bass with all the love and devotion befitting any musician. It’s a swirling, moving, psychedelic feast that is transfixing and – dare I say – even alluring. A joyous and sumptuous visualisation that celebrates the joy of performance.
With the release of the album in May, Screamfeeder will be on tour to launch the album on the following dates:
FRIDAY JUNE 10 | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE | 18+
SATURDAY JUNE 11 | JIVE BAR, ADELAIDE | 18+
SATURDAY JUNE 18 | OXFORD ARTS FACTORY, SYDNEY | 18+
FRIDAY JUNE 24 | PRINCESS THEATRE, BRISBANE | 18+
Tickets available here.