Sunshine Coast indie grunge rockers, Swimsuit Issue are making a splash with their debut single, Hey You, set for release November 12, 2020.
Written by frontman, Danny and drummer, Tom in the dusty depths of Tom’s garage back when the band was a two piece. The main riff came to them out of the blue, followed by the catchy “Hey You” hook. The guys put some more time into the track during their next jam and then it was done. It was the last song written for their upcoming album, but was the first choice for their debut single.
Hey You was chosen for the first release due to its equal mix of being a high energy track that also has a totally laid back feel to it. The perfect yin and yang. The track is an ideal introduction into the sound that Swimsuit Issue are all about; their mix of heavy grunge and a softer indie rock sound. The band found their name from a Sonic Youth track and have definitely got elements of that noise rock vibe.
The song is dedicated to anyone that has their head up their own arse, self absorbed, narcissists who think the world revolves around them and that everyone owes them something. A great track to play loud and sing loud, to relieve any frustrations around dealing with people like that in your life.
“Hey you! Not everything’s got to be about you.
Hey you! feud? What feud?
Hey you! Better be careful someone’s going to humanise you.
Believe it or not, not everything’s gotta be about you!
Are you insane?”
Hey You made its radio premiere via Emerge Radio Station on Monday. Along with the new single, the band are set to release a music video using footage from the recording sessions, created by Liv Williams of Rare Visuals. The video is premiered via Good Call Live today! Check it out below.
Hey You was recorded at Yama Nui studios in Kiels Mountain on the Sunshine Coast with a little help from Lord Tanuki (George, Bobby Alu, Ziggy Alberts). The band wanted to achieve an old school sounding recording, so the song was tracked live in one take with no overdubs. It was mixed and mastered by Steve Summers and Paul Blakey.
Hey You is available on all listening and streaming platforms from November 12, 2020. Pre save HERE – The single and upcoming album are the brainchild of Swimsuit Issue’s original members, Danny & Tom.
Hey You is just a taste of what’s to come from this Sunshine Coast three piece. There’s a whole ocean worth of music set to come in with the tides from Swimsuit Issue, so best pop on your floaties and your swimming caps and get ready to swim along with them. Swimsuit Issue are here to rock.
Swimsuit Issue are:
Danny Mann – Guitar + Vocals
Tom Murphy – Drums
Rhys Fox – Bass
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