It’s been a hell of a year for Newcastle band Split Feed

We had a quick chat to the band about the new single, and the best burgers in Newy.

It’s been a hell of a year for Split Feed. The Newy four-piece released their single ‘Something More’ back in February, scored a spot on Groovin’ The Moo in Maitland, and played with the likes of The Rubens, Bleeding Knees Club, and Ruby Fields.

The year isn’t even over yet! The band just unleashed their new single ‘Homesick’; one of the heaviest songs in the bands catalogue. Don’t worry, it’s still filled with all the hooks and big chorus you’ve come to expect from them.

Split Feed are currently touring the single around Australia, and their hometown show is at The Cambridge Hotel tonight (Nov 16)! Joining them on the show is Jacob, Zen Haircuts, Indigo Bloom, and GEL.

We had a quick chat to the band about the new single, and the best burgers in Newy.

Newcastle Live: ‘Homesick’ is the name of your brand new single, what’s it about?

Split Feed: Homesick is about how relationships and friendships can deteriorate, and the subsequent consequences that follow from the break. We wanted the lyrics of this one match the intensity of the music.

It’s definitely heavier than anything we’ve heard before from Split Feed. Do you see yourself heading in more of that direction?

Short answer – absolutely!

Since we started the band we have all been huge fans of this sort of more in your face punk music, and with Homesick we wanted to make the heaviest Split Feed song yet (that could be an insult to the real heavy bands out there). It fits really well into our live set as well.

You’ve worked with Clayton Segelov at The Brain Recording Studios on a number of releases. What does Clayton add to the recording process?

Homesick was the third release we have worked with Clay on, and he just keeps getting better each time. He really understands our type of music and what it needs to be that little bit more effective and he always lets us know what we’re missing. Plus he’s a very funny and awesome dude!

You’re launching the single at The Cambridge Hotel on November 16th as part of an East Coast Tour. What can we expect at the Newy show?

It’s our first show in our hometown since early April and we are bloody keen! We’re super excited to play Homesick for the first time in Newy, as well as another unreleased new one, plus a couple of old school tracks thrown in there. We really pride ourselves on being a ‘live’ band, so we’re going to bring it hard, also we just can’t wait to sing with everyone.

Where is the best burger in Newcastle?

We have some divided opinions on this one:

Adam ~ Portuguese chicken burger with the lot from Cappadocia on Beaumont St

Will ~ Chicken Schnitzel works burger from The Tuckerbox in Maryville

Brad ~ Secret Kung Fu Fighter from Grilld

Joe ~ Any burger from Grill’d at The Junction if it’s made by yours truly

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