Brisbane’s soaring shoegaze band DEAFCULT have released a new video to promote their highly anticipated debut album Auras. Not only that, but the band has also announced an East Coast tour for July and August, stopping in at The Hamilton Station Hotel on Saturday August 5th.
The stacked lineup will feature DEAFCULT plaing songs from their upcoming release; as well as a host of local bands including Safe Hands, Jen Buxton & The Slaughterhouse Five, Obat Batuk, and Post Truth; the new project from Jamie Hay featuring members of Conation and Stockholm Syndrome.
Coming in at just over 2 and a half minutes, ‘Summertime’ is one of the more upbeat tracks on Auras, with steady rhythms and layered guitar work wrapped in pop sensibilities. The video has its own scuzzy feel, showing the band perform under a distorted overlay.
Co-vocalist Stevie Scott says “Summertime is about July 1999. It’s about various encounters I found myself in with people of previous generations trying to tell me how life should be and their obvious disdain at my disagreement. It looks at the complex nature of human emotions. Love vs hate from the point of view of a catastrophic thinker. To me anyway… Or maybe it’s just a pop song?”
Formed in in 2015, the members of DEAFCULT came together after playing in much-loved Brisbane bands The Gifthorse, Nuclear Summer and Roku Music. They have joined forces with Adelaide label Hobbledehoy (Crusch, Sophie Hutchings, This Will Destroy You) to release their debut album this month.
With: Safe Hands, Post Truth, Obat Batuk, Jen Buxton & The Slaughterhouse Five
When: Saturday August 5th
Where: The Hamilton Station Hotel
Tickets: On The Door
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