- Tiana Speter
SINGLE PREMIERE: Rain On Hot Cement (SUNBLEACHED)
EQUALLY READY TO TUG AT THE HEARTSTRINGS AND WEAVE THROUGH YOUR BRAIN LIKE MOLASSES, THE BRAND NEW TRACK RAIN ON HOT CEMENT FROM BRISBANE TRIO SUNBLEACHED HEADILY CAPTURES WARMTH AND STIRRING NOSTALGIA - AND YOU CAN GRAB A SNEAK PEEK RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, WITH THE SOUNDCHECK PROUDLY PREMIERING THE NEW TRACK AHEAD OF ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE LATER THIS WEEK.
Forming just last year, aka the year many would happily forget, Brisbane trio sunbleached spurred themselves on with a barrel of nostalgic nods, as well as a cemented mission statement: to make authentic and inspired alternative rock. Taking cues from streetwear and the 90s, as well as stylistic inspo from the likes of Citizen, Basement and Nothing, sunbleached knuckled down to conjure a trio of tunes, and their impending track Rain On Hot Cement not only stands alone as a slice of warm angst and shoegaze-tinged rock; it also completes the trio of the band's first releases, following Ninety and Passenger.
Balancing thick underlying textures with oscillating light and shade, Rain On Hot Cement instantly transports you head-first into the soundtrack of an indie coming-of-age film. And while the overall effect of the track is one of bittersweet warmth, the combo of dreamy distortion, distant vocals and a crunchy chorus amid the chill can't help but snap your attention and carry you down a dark and winding trail.
"I often think how jarring it is when you go to the movies and it’s light outside, only to leave when it’s dark...‘Rain On Hot Cement’ explores this lyrically throughout. I always feel a little sad, like I’ve squandered the sunlight, but it’s also interesting emerging into the complete opposite of what you were expecting” - Josh Baker, vocals
With Rain On Hot Cement resolving the initial phase of the sunbleached journey, it is certainly only the first step in achieving their overarching vision. And whether you're a diehard fan of nostalgic alt rock or just need something to lose yourself in momentarily to escape the woes of reality, Rain On Hot Cement will certainly transfix you with its dreamy wiles and heartfelt thematics. sunbleached's brand new track will officially drop later this week, but for now you can go grab a sneak peek of the tune below! For pre-saves, head HERE.
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BY TIANA SPETER