‘Addict’, the new single by Australian band Swimsuit Issue has a dynamic quiet/loud ethic popularised by the Pixies, mixing a reverb-soaked dreamy reflective verse with an angry blast of thundering guitars in the chorus.
The unashamedly and very welcomed Australian diction shines through before the gut-wrenching chorus kicks in.
A song about, as the title suggests, the pain of addiction, this is visceral raw and brutal music – edgy and pained. The arrangement of the song reflecting the ebbs and flows of addiction – the dreamy pleasures of a hit and the pain and torture of withdrawal.
It’s a visceral and cathartic joy:
Swimsuit Issue hail from Queensland and the single is now available through all the usual streaming site online. You can also catch the band next week – details below:
12 March 2021 – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD Supporting Muules
Tickets available at www.oztix.com.au
Feature Photograph: Amie Victoria Photography