Altai Release New Track

Local alt-rock act Altai have released their new single ‘Antelopes’ digitally this week. The new track is the follow up to their debut single ‘Mothman’.

The new track from the five-piece is an intimate groove-laden track that shows off the sonic capabilities of the band; it’s easy to get lost swimming in the many layers of the song, particularly the synth sounds. But there are also plenty of opportunities to listen in on some very solid guitar work, and Ryan’s soulfull vocals.

The track is available to listen to right now on Bandcamp and triple j Unearthed. Have a listen and read our quick two-minute Q&A with the band:

NL: How did you all meet?

Altai: Josh, Harrison, Riley and Dave have been playing together since Year 11 at high school, usually just playing covers and what not. We were keen to find a singer so we could start playing gigs, and so Ryan was discovered late at night by band members Harrison and Riley who was willing to join up.

What is your new song about?

The lyrics take the perspective of someone who’s given up their fight on the things they feel to be wrong with the world, and finds peace in going back to living simply with no worries, as selfish as it might seem they’re cool with it, they’re just chilling out.

How was the recording process?

The recording process can be a drag when you’ve been practicing and listening to the song all day, but it’s still fun as to hear it all come together. Especially working with Rhys Zacher at Spinlight Studio, he always makes the songs sound extremely professional

What should we do while we listen to it?

When you get a chance to have a listen, sit back, pour yourself a bev, relax, and get around it.

Altai’s track ‘Antelopes’ is available now on Bandcamp and triple j Unearthed.

Catch them live at The Lass O’Gowrie on Wednesday, May 11.

Written by Spencer Scott

Spencer is a singer/songwriter from Newcastle. He's also a Triple J Unearthed Super User and writes for many national publications.