“Restless and raw…”- Rolling Stone
“The band is real, the TV show is a hilarious mockumentary.” – NME
“Hard-hitting tunes that wouldn’t sound off the mark on a bill next to Sonic Youth or Gumball.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Tight, no-frills, plaintive vocals, caustic guitar and thumping rhythms.” – MOJO
“Art punk brilliance, proving beyond doubt these jokers aren’t just playing up to the cameras.” – Kerrang!
Australia’s most revered, trailblazing punk underdogs, These New South Whales, today announce their forthcoming comedy series TNSW Tonight!, and share their latest single, Broken System.
The first single previewed from the group’s forthcoming third studio record, due for release in 2021, Broken System is a searing anthem that takes aim at those who are unwilling to acknowledge their own complicity or work to dismantle systems and legacies of white supremacy, colonialism, capitalism, environmental degradation and more that have led the world to where it is now. Over a driving bass line, blistering guitars and vocals that oscillate from smearing and indignant to cavernous and portentous, Broken System is a sub-three minute distillation of These New South Whales’ career to date, marrying the uncompromising punk ethics of their earliest material with the infectious accessibility of their recent output.
Broken System is the group’s first piece of new material since the release of their second LP, 2019’s ‘I Just Do What God Tells Me To Do’, which won the Sydney punks praise from theneedledrop, triple j, The Line of Best Fit, Kerrang!, MOJO and more, while also showcasing the band’s rapidly maturing songwriting and a more sunnied, poppier exterior to their punk hearts.
Launching alongside the release of Broken System is news of their latest comedy series. Following the cult success of their Comedy Central mockumentary, These New South Whales are back with an entirely new comedy series – TNSW Tonight! Playing parodied versions of themselves, the band members somehow land their own talk show, complete with house band (These New South Whales) and frontman Jamie Timony as host. Channelling their years of showbiz experience and industry acumen, the band attempt to chew the fat and match their minds with some of our time’s most influential celebrities and rockstars, but in true TNSW fashion, manage to completely blow it.
Watch the trailer here.
Of their latest series, Timony shares: “It’s been so fun thrusting these hopeless characters from our mockumentary series into this iconic television format and watching them fuck it all up. Poor wee souls.” TNSW Tonight! will air live to Youtube weekly on Tuesdays at 9pm, the first episode debuts on October 27th.
Following two full-length studio albums, two seasons of their mockumentary series and the success of their hilarious but earnest, fly-on-the-wall interview podcast ‘What A Great Punk’, TNSW Tonight! adds yet another branch to the multidisciplinary These New South Whales creative universe, the likes of which Australian music has never seen before.
Catch up on These New South Whales Season One and Two HERE
Broken System is now available on all streaming services.
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