“..one of the most essential and urgent pop acts in contemporary Australian music.” – MUSIC JUNKEE
“With the way these new tunes are sounding, you can be sure that the new record is going to be a corker.” – TONE DEAF
“..long-time favourites of the Australian rock world.” – PILERATS
“…anything Children Collide related would always be worth the wait.” – XPRESS
“All the hallmarks of that makes this band so dependable and vital are there: solid hooks, a thumping crunch to the guitars and a spaced out reverie.” – BACKSEAT MAFIA
Following an explosive set at Yours and Owls, today Children Collide announces their highly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Time Itself’ will be released Friday 27 August via Spinning Top Records. To celebrate, the Australian three-piece catapults their seismic new single Uh Oh and monochrome visual accompaniment, alongside headline shows this May and June in the Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra.
On the raw and visceral Uh Oh, Children Collide romp and rattle on the mosh-ready stomper. “Ryan and I were walking around a park in Melbourne early 2019 discussing immediate chord progressions that happen in classic rock songs when he said, ‘I think I have something actually.’ The next day he sent me the main riff of Uh Oh,” says frontman Johnny Mackay of the single. “Aside from the obvious Blur/White Stripes thing it has going on, there are nods to The Stooges, GOD, Prince and even our mates Pond buried in there. My favourite part is getting to sing the line ‘Like an emu scratching round in the outback of my mind.’”
Directed by new bassist Chelsea Wheatley, the official video expertly captures Children Collide’s intensity and undeniable chemistry. “My aim in conceptualising the video was to serve up both the silliness and the seriousness of the song on one (stylish, trippy lookin’) plate. With the help of geniuses Kirsty Barros the stylist, Babi Bertoldi the DP and Sarah Jessica Carpark the art stylist, I was able to bring this fantasy to fruition,” says Wheatley of the clip. “Letting Chelsea take the reins on the video was the icing on the Lamington,” adds Mackay.
Recorded by Loren Humphrey at Diamond Mine & Stockholm Syndrome in New York City, ‘Time Itself’, Children Collide’s long-awaited fourth studio album, will land on Friday 27 August. Expect a complex and provocative rock record that explores wider spectrums and multitudes with the kind of fearlessness that put Children Collide on the map to begin with. The LP features the post-punk lead single Aurora, the propulsive Funeral For A Ghost, the twirling, acid-tinged Trampoline and all of the unmistakable trademarks of Children Collide. ‘Time Itself‘ is available for pre-order in digital formats as well as limited edition white 12” vinyl HERE.
Versatility and musical freedom has always served as the band’s modus operandi. It’s why Mackay loved playing with them in the first place, and why he eventually wound up under the moniker again. “Children Collide albums always feel like 12 points of a clock or a compass,” he says. “More an entire 360 degree entity than a single story. Exploration in all directions.”
With their rocket-ship packed and a new line-up locked in, the voyage of Children Collide is ready to launch.
CHILDREN COLLIDE – UH OH SINGLE TOUR
Tickets on sale now
Thursday 27 May | Mo’s Clubhouse, Gold Coast QLD *
Friday 28 May | Solbar, Maroochydore QLD %
Saturday 29 May | Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane QLD *
Sunday 20 June | The Northern, Byron Bay NSW *
Wednesday 23 June | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW *
Friday 25 June | La La La’s, Wollongong NSW #
Saturday 26 June | The Basement, Canberra ACT #
w/ special guests Full Flower Moon Band *, Fragile Animals % and Andy Clockwise #
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