SINGLE: Age of Outrage ARTIST: Lese Majesty
Inject a bolt of agitated beauty into your earholes with the latest belter of a track from Sydney rockers Lese Majesty.
Inspired in part by the darker trappings of social media and the digital age (with a nod to mix-king Forrester Savell and his attention-savvy cat for the opening line), Lese Majesty have struck a gripping and frenzied chord with their new track 'Age of Outrage' that dropped into the world late last week. And while it bears the pounding hallmarks spied on earlier releases for the group (dominantly made up of Jodie Gibson on vocals and Joel Henderson on guitar), 'Age of Outrage' ramps things up to 11 and erupts into stadium-worthy grit and grandeur that is impossible to ignore.
Boasting Luke Palmer (Dead Letter Circus guitarist) lending an eternally sleek hand to production duties, Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Cog and Shihad) on mixing plus keeping it in the DLC family with Luke Williams on drums, 'Age of Outrage' spits its outrage into a poised and polished package that not only jumps and thumps, but also adeptly explores the perspective of someone who's made a mistake online and can't live it down, as guitarist Joel explains: "It's personal experience...I wrote this stupid joke as a teenager and I always thank my lucky Zuckerberg's that social media wasn't around, or I would have been destroyed…. now whenever I see someone repeating the same pattern, even if what they write is absurd, a part of me can empathise with them."
Accompanied by a cranking music video shot in Newcastle, the only outrage here ultimately is that we have to wait to hear more tracks from this lot. But in the meantime, you can go check out 'Age of Outrage' and a whole lot more below.
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BY TIANA SPETER