Naarm/Melbourne band The Velvet Club are purveyors of the finest anthemic indie rock – in full display in their new single ‘On You Own’, a hyperactive indie pop blast of goodness. With more fizz and pop than a shaken bottle of aerated liquid, this is a track that sets off on an exuberant heady pace with soaring melodies and choruses.
You can detect strands of bands like The Strokes and fellow Australians DMA’s in the guitar driven dynamism.
AJ from the band says of the track:
Lyrically ‘On Your Own’ touches on anxiety, in particular getting on top of it and figuring out what helps you to deal with it as opposed to ignoring it and hoping for it to resolve itself.
The song came together really quickly and a lot of the parts from the original demo made it all the way through to the final cut. All of the lyrics are pretty much exactly as they were from the first draft too. This song just had a really good feeling to it from the start. We’ve also been opening our shows with it for the last 6 months so if you’ve seen us live before you might recognise it!
It has a certain insouciant luster and energy that’s deliciously infectious.
‘On Your Own’ is out now and available to download and stream here.
The track is a taste of what to expect live as the band is scheduled to appear at this years Splendour in the Grass Festival in Byron Bay this coming weekend.
Upcoming shows include:
July 22 – Byron Bay Brewery Stage @ Splendour in the Grass – Byron Bay
July 29 – Grooveland Fest @ Indian Ocean Hotel – Perth
Aug 20 – Icebreaker Fest @ Factory Theatre – Sydney
Feature Photograph: Rick Clifford