Rising Adelaide trio Choosing Sides are today unveiling their new single Cardboard Seats, an explosive indie rock belter. The new single closes out a year of highs for the band and comes with the promise of more to come from this local live favourite.
“This song is about a toxic relationship I was going through in the past,” reveals vocalist and guitarist Will Wright. “The lyrics describe how disappointed and annoyed I was at this person to the point where I wanted to move to another town to avoid them. Additionally the song describes that feeling of longing for something ‘real’ and the need to escape city life for something a little grittier.“
“Intertwining both these desires, the subject of the song is at the end of their tether and just wants to escape, feel something real and avoid the multiple stresses of their home. Whilst the city may be big, modern and shiny, this other place is much less false and so are the people who live there.”
The single was recorded at House of Sap in Southern Australia and mixed and mastered by Jarred Nettle.
After playing their first interstate show in Melbourne at the end of last year, Choosing Sides took the disruptions of 2020 in their stride.
The band have been working hard in the studio to produce their new single, and with the re-emergence of live music, eventually performing at their sell-out headline shows and sharing stages with Unearthed High winners Teenage Joans and Adelaide legends Horror My Friend.
Hailing from the South Coast of Adelaide, Choosing Sides are one of the most energetic and contagiously fun young acts to recently emerge on the Australian indie-rock scene.
Having spent some of their childhood in the UK and France, brothers Will and Frankie cannot help but add a sprinkle of Brit-Pop-esque charm and alt-rock grit into their Aus indie inspired sound. This distinguished medley of styles allows Choosing Sides songs to truly stick out on your playlists. The trio now boast 300,000 streams and counting on their debut single Titus Oates, international airplay and a loyal live following.
With a love for catchy riffs and choruses that help you lose your voice, the group loves to captivate and engage a room. By crafting tracks that weave intoxicating, powerful rhythms into slick guitar lines, Choosing Sides shows end up being a workout for gig goers. On the back of sold out shows, including a Lion Arts Factory headliner where tickets were exhausted in less than a week, the three mates are launching the end of 2020 with their bold new single Cardboard Seats and a promise of more new music to come.
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Thanks to Habit Music Company