Working two jobs? Check. Too much coffee and beer? Check. Struggling to make ends meet? Check. Feeling neurotic? Check. Economy and the state of the world got you down and the existential dread is settling in? Then The Daily Grind is just for you!
The new single from Blue Mountains based troubadour Gavin Bowles, with backing band The Distractions in tow, bursts with frenetic energy as an anecdote for the young and modern ne’er-do-well. Gavin says of the song, “I wanted it to have the bounce of an early Elvis Costello track, complete with walking bass and organ. The Daily Grind film clip was directed by Tom Roberts (who also shot my last single Slave) and was a lot of fun, but pretty intense getting everything thrown at me and covered in cold beer!”
Gavin Bowles has made a name for himself over the past decade as an accomplished songwriter and performer thanks to several national tours, considerable community radio play, a number of residencies and also as frontman for Sydney rock trio Picture Perfect, among various other projects.
More recently Gavin has established an exciting solo career. 2018 saw the release of his debut solo EP ‘King of Nothing’, described by Haze Mag as “…seamlessly walking into strut-worthy blues guitars / his lyrics convey the sophistication of a modern day hybrid of Paul Kelly and Elvis Costello“. 2019 saw the release of single and video Slave – flaunting a rockabilly swagger, but rooted in indie-rock and pop sensibilities, Slave boasts a cool confidence and non-chalance, while lyrically pondering ones flaws and neuroses with wit, sarcasm and charm.
Over the past three years Gavin has lived in the heart of North Melbourne, Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains – soaking up the atmospheres, sights, smells and sounds of differing urban and suburban living and music scenes. Gavin Bowles and The Distractions confidently exhibit a refined live show, toting songs of personal triumphs and tribulations and an idiosyncratic view on modern life, always with a guitar lick and smirk in tow.
With new single The Daily Grind doing the rounds and an album in the works, 2020 will see Gavin Bowles take his solo output to a whole new level.
Stream The Daily Grind HERE
Out now on Stranger Than Fiction Records
With thanks to Firestarter Music