“My review is my fists in the air right now!”
Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
“The new cut rages on with sharp, distorted guitars, thrashing percussion and an angsty, impassioned vocal performance.”
“Echoing the highlights of an old-school Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater soundtrack, this angst-driven anthem is all about those big, biting drum fills and tearing riffs.”
Blunt Magazine (AUS)
“FANGZ have been in a rich vein of form over the past few years, and they’ve delivered again.”
Hysteria Magazine (AUS)
“We can’t get enough of it!”
The AU Review (AUS)
Added to Spotify playlists ‘Local Noise’ and ‘Fresh Finds AU & NZ’
Added to Apple Music playlists ‘The New Rock’ and ‘The Riff’
Sydney-based punk quartet FANGZ have just unveiled their neoteric clip for their latest single I Don’t Like Me – shot and directed by Rhys Bennett (Polish Club, Bootleg Rascal, Totally Unicorn) at Good Loco, Marrickville NSW.
Leaning into the theme of the track, the accompanying visual sees the protagonist (played by guitarist Sam Sheumack) switch frenetically between himself and an inner demon, of which symbolises the hidden struggles of self-doubt and mental health issues.
Sheumack talks about the production process behind I Don’t Like Me: “It was an incredibly enjoyable challenge to step out from behind the safety of my guitar to create two different personalities. Fortunately, my partner is an amazingly talented SFX makeup artist, which made the transition super easy.”
Since its release, the track has been strongly supported by the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, and radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, Triple M, 3RRR, SYN FM, 4ZZZ, Edge Radio, Radio Adelaide, The Faction, Radio One (NZ) and KICK FM (NZ). ‘I Don’t Like Me’ has also received praise from online tastemakers NME, Blunt Magazine, HEAVY Mag, The AU Review and Hysteria Magazine.
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.
I Don’t Like Me IS OUT NOW
With thanks to Good Intent