We are very pleased to premiere Sydney band Infinity Broke‘s exciting new single ‘Death of a Tourist’ – the first single off their forthcoming new album ‘Your Dream My Jail’.
‘Death of a Tourist’ has a full frontal brutal attack – an angular marching bass and urgent vocals with barely restrained full-throated clattering percussion. There is an anxious and nervous timbre to the track – a post punk blast with barely disguised vitriol that is utterly satisfying and that drives the music incessantly forward. Layers of noise and scything guitars thread this all together as the melody and chorus kicks in. There are no brakes on this one – a barely contained and utterly satisfying chaos that brings to mind The Birthday Party or early Models in its anarchy, power, and delivery
My ear was cocked to the exotic and percussive clatter of the street music. I was messing about with ad hoc tunings on a cheap parlour guitar and reading a lot. One of the books was a collection of short stories by Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai. It featured a tale concerning an awkward, overheated, and ill-prepared middle-aged tourist who travels to a renowned ancient site. He stumbles about in a frenzy; stressed and disconnected, eventually meeting an unfortunate end. It’s a black comedy written in the author”s inimitable apocalyptic style and I thought…this could me!
He has certainly captured the discomfort and chaos of a strange land in this frenetic delivery.
The single comes with two ‘B’ side tracks – ‘Before, Before’ and ‘Two Wires’. The former a descent into instrumental madness – the latter takes residence in this inferno – a wild and noisy delight with more clattering, brilliantly restrained and contained feedback and the same undercurrent of malevolence.
Infinity Broke are a sonic earthquake – a sudden shattering of normality through extreme and unhinged sounds and a brief glimpse into the heart of darkness. At the end of the day, a thoroughly cathartic aural battering. They will be releasing this firecracker on Thursday, 6 May launching it live on 19 June 2021 in Sydney. Details and tickets here.
‘Death of A Tourist’ will be available tomorrow through all the usual download/streaming sites, and you can have a sneak listen below:
Infinity Broke is a new project featuring Jamie Hutchings and Jared Harrison of Bluebottle Kiss fame, teamed with Jamie’s brother Scott Hutchings and long-term bassist Reuben Wills.