The new single ‘Genesis’ from lutruwita/Tasmanian post punk outfit Verticoli is out today, and it cements the band’s place as an exciting creative force blowing in from the deep south.
Last year’s album ‘The Echo’ from Verticoli is was one of the highlights of the year – see my review here – and the follow up single ‘Genesis’ continues the rush with its warm wall of shimmering guitars and melodic sensibilities delivered through Antarctic-cold vocals.
There is certainly a Queens of the Stone Age timbre to the delivery but with an added pop burnish that creates a sparkling atmosphere amongst the luscious layers. The track has an unsettling element to it: prowling with intent and slightly ominous, the guitars rich and thick.
Sam Hunn from the band says of the track:
The lyrics came about from trying to create a song that had contrasting light and dark parts
throughout. What came out was the idea of being alienated from what you know – what brings you comfort – and searching for a new sense of purpose.
The accompanying video pushes the boundaries of AI imagery mixed with reality which the band describes as being:
…an experiment in manipulating live-action footage using emerging AI video generation technology…
The result is something quite ominous and unsettling – matching the tone of the track:
‘Genesis’ is out everywhere and available to stream and download through all the usual sites and through the link below: