“I can see you guys really building with some pretty core punk elements, sounding great”
Declan Byrne, triple j
“Late 90s being liberal with the firelighters – this one comes to life in a blaze of chunky punk glory” – Dave Ruby Howe, triple j
“Digging into a tapestry of influences spread throughout alt-rock, grunge, punk and indie to create energetic work of their own, often intertwined with intimate lyrics that dissect their ever-changing world. Keep a watchful eye on LATE 90s as they reach new heights in the year to come. – Pilerats
“Their new single, ‘Friends’, serves to highlight their punchy choruses, big chords and unique vocal delivery.” – Toasty Tunes
Having transformed their sound to draw influence from their namesakes, Late 90s today emerge with a dark & brooding music video, to accompany the band’s latest single Disarray. Inspired by Batman’s Gotham City, the film sees the Perth four-piece perform amongst a dilapidated cityscape, whilst the protagonist dances throughout. Inspired and energized by fuzzy, down tuned riffs as well as Stephen Loreck’s sheeny vocals, she twists and turns through decayed buildings, emanating a disconnect from the world.
Working with talented Western Australian director Charmaine Murray (End of Fashion, Shangrila, FLOSSY), the band utilized familiar locations across Perth; Leederville Station, Mount Hawthorn skatepark & UWA tunnel, to take viewers on a mesmerizing journey, following the footsteps of performer Tahlia. The clip pays homage to Todd Philips ‘Joker’, with audiences expected to feel in disarray themselves on completion.
“Charmaine’s vision captured the aesthetic of the song perfectly, giving listeners a visual comprehension of the song. It was such an enjoyable experience!” – Stephen Loreck, Late 90s
“The music video is a grunge take on Gotham city with a 90’s vibe and perfectly captures the dark and grungy feel of the song, adding another visual element to the listening experience.”
– Elliot Lee, Late 90s
Drawing parallels with emerging grunge & alternative-rock acts that were breaking across radio in the 90’s, Late 90s also share influences inspired by modern acts Violent Soho, Tired Lion & Dear Seattle. Their selection of producer Matthew Templeman (Sly Withers, Onslow, Ratking) landed the Perth engineer as the perfect creative director for the release. Templeman was able to guide the band from an initial riff, to completion within the single-day session. Similarly, WA stalwart Simon Struthers (Karnivool, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Sly Withers) provided a final master to contain the multitude of reverb & layers.
“Our producer Matt Templeman came to us with an opportunity to record for a day at ‘Black Bird Studio’ when a spot was freed up. At the time I had been wanting to write something heavier, straight to the point and simple. Temp came in for a session and I played him the intro riff I had written and he loved it. It was an easy one to write as a band. I especially love the bassline and drums throughout the verses and Steve’s vocals in the chorus. We took inspirations from Alice In Chains and Silverchair and wanted to have a song that we could jump around to while playing” – Zaac Morgan, Late 90s
In celebration of Disarray, Late 90s will be hitting the road across Western Australia, playing their debut shows outside of Perth – completing the tour with a hometown headliner at Convenients in Northbridge. Late 90s thrive in a live setting. The band’s spirit and passion shines through brighter than ever when on stage performing, with the opportunity to share their music with the broader Southwest providing the four-piece a chance to grow an already eager fanbase.
“We are so excited to play our first shows outside of Perth and give the southwest a taste of what we’ve got to offer. This tour has a stacked support lineup of some of our favourite bands that we are listening to right now.” Elliot Lee, Late 90s
Disarray is out Now
LATE 90S TOUR DATES
Tickets available HERE
Fri Feb 11th The Prince Of Wales Hotel Bunbury, WA
w/ Pretty Uglys & Sky Cave
Sat Feb 12th The River Margaret River, WA
‘Life On Margs Fest’
Fri Feb 18th Convenients Perth, WA
w/ Pinwheel, Sixth Avenue & Dear Soldier
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With thanks to Beehive Pr