“They’re going hell for leather at every opportunity!”
Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
“A powerful new single.”
“Three minutes and 24 seconds of snarling guitar riffs and a rousing half-time chorus that could have easily been the work of My Chemical Romance at their peak.”
Music Feeds (AUS)
“A powerful statement about racism and media control.”
Premiered on triple j’s short.fast.loud.
Added to Spotify playlist ‘Local Noise’
Added to Apple Music playlist ‘The New Rock’
After releasing their compelling track Prove Me Wrong, Sydney-based punk quartet FANGZ have today returned with their emotively-charged new single I Don’t Like Me – produced by Stevie Knight (Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic, The Dead Love), and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore, AS IT IS).
I Don’t Like Me is a tip of the hat to 90’s skate punk-rock. Opening with an arpeggiated guitar riff and a hook-laden melody, the track swiftly picks up pace as monstrous drums and thudding bass combine. The arrangement deftly modulates back and forth, before building into a roaring crescendo at the bridge, closing out with its infectious chorus.
Front man Joshua Cottreau talks about the meaning behind I Don’t Like Me: “I Don’t Like Me is about the version of ourselves we publicly present in order to hide our true experience and what we’re really going through. It touches on our personal issues as well as the passing of close friends that lost their own battles with depression. This song is for anyone that is not ok and feels isolated. Just know you are not alone and you are loved.”
Although battling against an unforgiving global pandemic, FANGZ have maintained their resilience and continued on throughout 2021 with great strides. They sold out all shows on their ‘Self Medicate’ tour, making appearances across NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD. In the live arena, the band have also supported the likes of Comeback Kid (CAN), Cancer Bats (CAN), Gyroscope, Totally Unicorn and Bare Bones.
Their two recent singles Self Medicate and Prove Me Wrong were extensively supported by the likes of Australian and New Zealand radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, Triple M, The Faction, 4ZZZ, SYN FM, 2SER, PBS FM, Radio Adelaide, Edge Radio, Three D Radio, Phoenix FM, KICK (NZ) and Radio Crescendo (NZ).
The tracks also received praise from tastemakers NME, Hopeless Records, Maniacs, Music Feeds, HEAVY Mag, The Guardian, Hysteria Mag, Wall of Sound and Juice TV (NZ).
In the coming weeks FANGZ will reveal an accompanying music video for I Don’t Like Me.
I Don’t Like Me IS OUT NOW
With thanks to Good Intent