Melbourne alternative rockers Rumours recently announced their forthcoming EP, ‘If Only You Could Feel Something Too’ – promoting individualism and self expression. The countdown began with MANIA, and today the quartet return to share the infectious title track, If Only You Could Feel Something Too.
Premiering at triple j Unearthed on Tuesday night with a video premiere at TheMusic yesterday, this new single is produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Lalic (Windwaker), who has added a new dimension to the band’s releases since jumping on board with the 2019 release, Paralysed.
The band explained that the writing process largely mirrored the content of the track: “It took longer than expected for this song to truly come together. There were parts that came with ease as if familiar and others that made us resent the process.”
“The subject matter became a reflection of this tension. The song is a bit of a dance between passion and self-loathing. Whether that’s in a relationship, an aspiration or kicking/fostering a habit. Touching on the inner turbulence you find when you love what could be harmful or, inversely, doubt what could be great. How do you communicate those more extreme feelings with those around you? Wouldn’t it just be easier if they could feel something too?“
Rumours is Jackson Bentley (vocals), Harry Coote (guitar), Dustin Bayley (bass) and Benjamin Canham (guitar). The four piece spent the last year solidifying a loyal following and working towards a release to be proud of. MANIA premiered late January on triple j Short. Fast. Loud and received post-release love from Unearthed, triple j Home & Hosed, Tone Deaf and made Music Feeds ‘favourite tunes of the week‘ as well as appearing on a plethora of online media outlets. Home & Hosed host Declan Byrne praised the track on Unearthed with: “came here on the recommendation of Josh Merriel and of course I’m not disappointed one bit. It mixes a dark, coiled energy with some beastly moments and an impassioned vocal.“
Previous two singles Paralysed and Incredulous made waves with plays on triple j and RAGE, rotation on Unearthed, over 400,000 streams on Spotify (and counting), both appeared in The Faction‘s Hardest 100 countdown and featured in Music Feeds – who drew comparisons to the genre defying Ocean Grove. Music Feeds also commented with:
“Grooves like thunder. The eerie synth soundscapes, grungey, nu-metal inflected verses and soaring anthemic choruses make for one wild ride (that you’ll want to line up for again straight away).“
Drawing from the likes of Don Broco, Grimes, Halsey and Muse, Rumours have evolved to showcase a carefully crafted sound that appeals to pop lovers, headbangers and everything in between.
Stay tuned for the next chapter, until then – If only you could feel something too will be available everywhere from Friday February 19. MANIA is available now to stream and purchase everywhere.
Thanks to Collision Course