After releasing singles Delusional and Shitty Weather last year, leading to tours with Slowly Slowly, Tiny Moving Parts, BUGS, and playing a run of festivals across Australia, Squid Fishing’s Ethan found himself temporarily back in his old hometown Hobart and in a bit of a slump. The joy of life on the road playing music and the reality of working ridiculous hours back at a night club while at home, had come to a frustrating collision of ups and downs.
“I was on my break at the nightclub I was currently working at back in Tasmania & had been in a bit of a slump for a week or two and lyrics kind of just fell out onto my phone screen in a little never ending note I have” – Ethan Groombridge
He took the track to the rest of the band the next day, and it all came together surprisingly fast. Produced and mixed by Aaron Dobos, Elevator takes on a drone-y, washy, melodic sound, emphasising the roller coaster of emotion and confusion in the lyrics.
“The headspace I was in at the time was certainly a strange one, I was constantly battling my moods and was never quite sure what was just around the corner. The lyrics touch on the struggle with accepting adult-hood & responsibility and not having the liberty to always do what you want to do.
I hope that this song may provide some comfort during a troubling time.”
Whilst preserving the classic vibe of old school punk with dirty and unsettling guitar tones, crashing cymbals and deep confronting bass, Squid Fishing effortlessly blend indie & emo into the equation with soothing vocal melodies and well controlled dynamic.
Having played festival lineups such as Party In The Paddock, Falls Festival, Till The Wheels Fall Off & Wooly Mammoth. As well as supporting acts such as Tiny Moving Parts (USA), Slowly Slowly, Bugs, Spiderbait & The Lazy Susans, Squid Fishing are all about creating a safe and happy environment for people to come and shout about their feelings.
Elevator is available on all streaming services – Listen HERE
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