THE BONNIE DOONS Return With New Single ‘The Betweeners’


“Brisbane five piece The Bonnie Doons meld their sun-drenched surf rock and nascent pop influences, making for a groove-laden, incredibly catchy bop for fans of Ocean Alley or Lime Cordiale.”
Music Feeds

“Brisbane five piece The Bonnie Doons meld their sun-drenched surf rock and nascent pop influences, making for a groove-laden, incredibly catchy bop for fans of Ocean Alley or Lime Cordiale.”
Music Feeds“…the Brisbane five-piece deliver an instant summer soundtrack; ‘Fred’ pairs a rich, atmospheric sound with motivational lyrics…”
NME

“With more refined funk and deeper roots grooves, it’s clear that the group are finding themselves comfortably in line with the likes of Ocean Alley and San Cisco.”
Like Velvet


Following on from the release of Fred in September, we’re getting a new look at the music The Bonnie Doons are taking fans into summer with in announcing their new EP, ‘The Betweeners.’

The four track release from the Brisbane roots group comes rich in groove and rhythm, positioning the young band as formidable champions of this sound out on the East Coast. From the EP, The Bonnie Doons also release a new single, also the EP’s title track, The Betweeners. A hit of laidback goodness, The Bonnie Doons remind fans of the strength they’ve got behind them as a band and for newcomers, it’s a perfect introduction.

Co-written by Kane Kennedy and Torian Brewer, The Betweeners sees The Bonnie Doons embrace more pop sounds and progressions in their songwriting and arranging. Where they were influenced earlier in their career by the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Marley and Gorillaz, The Bonnie Doons have cast their net wider with new material incorporating more hip-hop and alt-rock sounds. Leading the EP, ‘The Betweeners’ kicks off a musical journey focused on the intricacies of relationships.

“It’s about being stuck in limbo because you’re too afraid to just commit to making a decision. You know what you need to do, but you’re avoiding it because it’s a tough one. The point being, we all need to make our decisions (sooner) and commit to them. Whether that be ending a toxic relationship, or something else. Too many people let life pass them by because they sit there hesitating.”Kane Kennedy, The Bonnie Doons

Recorded at Brisbane’s Alchemix Studios, production was handled by Kennedy before being sent to ARIA winning engineer Govinda Doyle (Angus and Julia Stone) for mixing and mastering. As Kennedy explains, exploring new sounds and challenging both himself and Brewer in the writing and recording process ultimately led to great progression from everyone involved.

“This record was a new approach to music for me personally, we steered further from the Aussie surf-rock sound to a more pop-like 90’s vibe. I still hear similarities between this and our previous record, mainly in the guitar work, but it was ultimately Torian’s vocals that gave us the ability to pursue a different genre and direction with the music.”Kane Kennedy, The Bonnie Doons

Existing in a similar vein to the likes of  Ocean Alley, San Cisco and GUM, The Bonnie Doons’ music is effortless and easy to sink into. The band has been writing and performing together since 2017, developing themselves into one of Brisbane’s hardest working new acts. Building a solid live reputation over countless shows as headliners and supporting the likes of Wolfmother and Bootleg Rascal, The Bonnie Doons have brought that energy expertly into the studio, creating an album primed for its live performance element.

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