“As everything comes up Good Lekker, it’s an exciting time to hop on board.” – Pilerats (AUS)
“Remember being double bounced by your annoying older cousin on a trampoline as a kid? This track is the less terrifying, just as bouncy and euphoric, musical version of that feeling.” – 4.5/5 stars – Abby Butler – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
“There’s no denying that Good Lekker are on track to be a name you need to know ASAP.” – Tone Deaf (AUS)
“Good Lekker looked at the calendar and decided that 2021 would be the year they went to the next level. I’m loving the pulse here – it’s a little more urgent than some of the band’s fellow NSW South Coast contemporaries.” – Dave Ruby Howe – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
After recently signing with boutique management agency Good Intent, Wollongong-based indie-rock band Good Lekker have kicked off 2022 with the release of their vivacious new single Belligerence – produced and mixed by Daniel Willington (ILUKA), and mastered by Steve Smart (Vance Joy, Tash Sultana, Dean Lewis).
Brimming with fervent percussion, wistful guitar and lush keyboards, Belligerence is a luminously crafted slice of heterogenous musicianship. Scattered with intricacies and guided by its attractive melody, the song’s verses cleverly contrast a bursting chorus, riddled with colourful harmonies and vivid instrumentation. The bridge builds broodingly with inviting gang vocals and swelling synths, before hurling into an effervescent finale.
Band member Joshua Fahy talks about the meaning behind Belligerence: “The song is inspired by a real-world run in with a character that no one wants to deal with. An arms-crossed, explosive ball of masculine narcissism. Because of its inspiration, the song aims to satirise and critique the caricature of a violent male – a person all too prevalent in our world. They’re not worth challenging on their own terms – because as an over quoted author has said: ‘Never wrestle with a pig – you both get dirty, and the pig likes it.’ Belligerence aims instead to highlight the absurdity of charging at life fists first. The message is generalisable to all those who are insecure enough to resort immediately to violence and aggression when challenged or confronted.”
Good Lekker’s lyrical content conveys powerful messages about human behaviour. Belligerence incentivises the band’s strong desire to encourage safe spaces at live gigs, alongside the impending launch of their ‘Don’t Be A Dickhead’ t-shirts, and their impassioned campaign video ‘Good Lekker Gig-Etiquette: 6 Ways Not To Be A Dickhead’.
To support the release, Good Lekker will tour the East Coast of Australia, supporting Australian party starters Bootleg Rascal in Wollongong and Sydney, before headlining their own shows in various capital cities and additional regional towns, along with an upcoming appearance at Yours & Owls Festival 2022.
In the live arena, the band have sold out multiple headline shows and shared stages with crowd favourites MALLRAT, Hockey Dad, The Vanns, Teen Jesus and The Jean Teasers, Boo Seeka and The Babe Rainbow. The band have also performed at Australian festivals Party in the Paddock, Sweaty Palms, FKA Festival and Garden Party.
Previous singles have seen support from the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, triple j, triple j Unearthed, SYN FM, 4ZZZ, Radio Adelaide, 2SER, JOY 94.9 FM, RTR FM, WXRY Discovery (USA), Holchschulradio Düsseldorf (DEU) and NB Radiotreff (DEU). The band have seen online praise from Pilerats, Tone Deaf, AAA Backstage, Australian Music Scene, Music Feeds, Backseat Mafia, Good Call Live, Temporary Dreamer, Rawing In The Pit, Trouble Juice, Black of Hearts, Milky, LivewireAU, Niche Music (JPN) and Phonograph Me (POR).
BELLIGERENCE TOUR DATES
THU 17 FEB | LA LA LA’S, WOLLONGONG NSW*
FRI 18 FEB | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW*
THU 24 FEB | THE LEADBETER HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC
SAT 26 FEB | O’SKULLIGANS, BRISBANE QLD
FRI 4 MAR | VIC ON THE PARK, SYDNEY NSW
SAT APR 2 | YOURS & OWLS FESTIVAL, WOLLONGONG NSW
* Supporting Bootleg Rascal
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Thanks to Good Intent