With a thundering, scything rhythm and vocals infused with a whiskey-soaked gravitas, Adelaide’s Larsen‘s new single ‘Eating Me Alive’ is a refreshing blast of melodic grunge, distinguished by a cutting guitar riff and a sound that advances and recedes like a tidal wave.
Alex Andrews explains the themes behind the song:
Accepting that expectations for achieving your goals can be unrealistic is a key part of the song. Just because you haven’t reached those heights yet doesn’t mean you should feel defeated by that, nor should you change who you are or become someone else entirely just to do it. We are not defined by our ambitions or the person we think we need to become to achieve them. Instead, we are defined by the journey to the end result.
Indeed this underlines the inherent optimism in the song – a force for positivity expressed in the dynamism of the structure.
‘Eating Me Alive’ can be downloaded/streamed here and you can catch the band on tour across southern Australia (which thankfully includes the musically bereft residents of Tasmania too):
‘Eating Me Alive’ Tour
May 8 – Jive, Adelaide
May 14 – The Left Hand Club, Whyalla
May 15 – The Pier, Port Lincoln
May 22 – Last Chance Rock and Roll Bar, Melbourne
June 11 – The Gunners Arms, Launceston
June 12 – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Feature Photograph: Samual Graves