Brisbane’s very exciting sweater curse have just release a brand new track and video as well as announcing the much anticipated release of an EP entitled ‘push/pull’ on 25 September. This follows the release of single ‘Close’ earlier this year which we enthusiastically reviewed.
‘All the Same’ has a heavier feel than earlier material with distorted guitars pulsating underneath the vocals, but with the same vaulting choruses and melodies. The song conveys an air of disdain and sneering cynicism, a feeling of ennui expressed with passion and more than a little grit. Lead singer and bassist, Monica Sottile, says:
‘All The Same’ is about nothing and everything, doing the same things every weekend, going to the same places, seeing the same things and people, but just going with it.
This is a darker side to sweater curse; punk and raw and with very endearing energy – a sound that is mistakenly Australian with vitality and unadorned grace.
The accompanying video is a delight, directed by Nick Sullivan, it depicts a strangely empty lock-down Sydney. Sullivan says:
I wanted to portray someone who is content in their day to day life and won’t change for anyone.
A fitting description of the band itself which defies expectations with this track:
Following the life of a disruptive grandma, the clip highlights the juxtaposition of the greyness of the day and the woman’s outfit and antics, finishing with a twist. Guitarist Chris Langenberg says of the video:
When the video finally got sent to us I was blown away and so excited. It was so cool to see his interpretation of the song and I watched the video 5 times in a row to let it sink in.
‘All the Same’ is available to download or stream here.
sweater curse has also announced the release of an EP entitled ‘push/pull’ due out on 25 September.
1. Wish I Was A Better Person Sometimes
3. All The Same
4. Best Interest