Track: The Grogans surf the choppy rock’n’roll waves with the exuberant ‘Just A Kid’ and announce tour


Melbourne trio The Grogans are having a lot of fun with their collective tongues planted firmly in their cheeks. Evidence for the prosecution: their new single ‘Just a Kid’ is just over two minutes of swampy fun with shouty choruses, reverb drenched surf-inflected guitars and a pounding rhythm section. It careens along like a cartoon car chase where the brakes have been long gone but you know everything is going to be fine. The overall effect is like the love child of The Ramones and Supergrass.

The lyrics are a delight: irreverent and laconic with a bratty disposition:

I’m just a kid, at least I thought I was and now I’m really feeling it
Yeah he’s really feeling it
I’m not bad but I’m not good either

I think he’s confused
I Think I’m confused
Laaa la la la la la
I keep my hair down
I keep my frown round
I keep my head straight

Quin Grunden says of the track:

I find it fascinating how quickly life is changing at the moment and I couldn’t really articulate it in a ‘serious’ song. Being a kid is so sick but you don’t entirely realise that until you’re older, I guess that’s what this song is all about. I’m trying to really embrace this confusion in between the changes and grasp the idea of getting older.

Out through Cousin Will Records, ‘Just A Kid’ is out now and available to download and stream here.

You can catch The Grogans on tour very soon supporting Hockey Dad – details below

Friday 31 December – NYE on the Hill, VIC

Friday 4 February – Beer Deluxe, Albury
Saturday 5 February – UC Refectory, Canberra
Friday 11 February – Regent Theatre, Wollongong
Saturday 12 February – Marlin Hotel, Ulladulla
Sunday 13 February – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Friday 18 February – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour
Saturday 19 February – Bowlo Sports and Leisure Yamba, Yamba

Wednesday 23 February – Seabreeze Hotel, Mackay
Thursday 24 February – Magnums Hotel, Airlie Beach
Friday 25 February – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville
Saturday 26 February – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

Thursday 3 March The Northern, Byron Bay
Friday 4 March – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast

Thursday 10 March – Pier Bandroom, Frankston
Friday 11 March – Barwon Heads Hotel, Barwon Heads
Saturday 12 March – Torquay Hotel, Torquay

The Grogans are: Quin Grunden, Angus Vasic and Jordan Lewis.

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