Photo by Samuel Graves
TOWNS are charging into the second half of 2020 with an unbridled energy, today unleashing their short, sweet, n’ furious new tune Boring into the world. The punchy live favourite comes in at just under two minutes, but is nevertheless jam-packed with a truckload of electricity and charisma that will satiate the appetites of pop, punk, and grunge fans alike.
The duo have also just announced their upcoming Boring launch show at The Gov in Adelaide on Saturday 5th September, with 80% of tickets flying out the door before public release thanks to super fans getting a hold of the ticket link early.
Frontman Aston Valladares says Boring was a happy accident born out of frustration during a writing session. “This song came from me literally hitting my guitar out of frustration and boredom – luckily I was holding that opening note and it fell into place from there.
“Lyrically, ‘Boring’ comes from a place of nostalgia, and a desire for a simpler time. I found it so strange how quickly I became bored as an adult because when I was a kid I found so many uninteresting things interesting. This left me with a desire of wanting to find that again with the way I live now.”
The video was animated by TOWNS‘ good friend Skye (@itz.skye_ ). Drummer Daniel Steinert says the idea behind the clip “stems from this idea of needing to be happy and needing to be CONSTANTLY entertained.”
“We wanted to keep the song short and I just wanted to pour my lil heart into a video and try and vomit all of the colour it make me see.”
Boring arrives following the May release of Stardust – a triumphant and welcomed return for the duo, who have had an incredibly fruitful run since the release of their breakout single Safe To Stay last year. The single catapulted the band from their humble beginnings in the incredible and evolving Adelaide scene into hearts across the nation, landing rotation on triple j and clocking up almost 400,000 streams on Spotify since release.
On the live side, 2019 saw the band perform a record-breaking nine showcases at BIGSOUND, step out on two national tours in support of Sydney rockers Dear Seattle and beloved Brissy trio Bugs, take out the Unearthed competition for Spin Off Festival (Childish Gambino / Catfish & the Bottlemen / Mallrat), curate and sell out an all-ages Christmas charity gig at the 550 cap Lion Arts Factory, and join the bill for Falls Festival in Lorne. TOWNS also took out the coveted People’s Choice Award at the 2019 South Australia Music Awards, echoing the love of their ever-growing online army of over 1000 active members, “TOWNS Scooterposting”.
The self-professed “two-piece puzzle” are slated to perform at Yours & Owls Festival in 2021, with whispers of TOWNS once again teaming up with Santa Claus for a show later this year. Stay tuned for plenty more surprises from this dynamic duo!
Saturday 5th September 2020
The Gov, Adelaide
Thanks to Habit Music Company