Introducing Brisbane's Sweater Curse and their ripping new single, Don't Call Me
They've got a whole heap of shows coming out to go out of 2017 in a blaze of glory.
Brisbane-based trio Sweater Curse have had (as you'll find out below) a pretty quiet year on the release front, with today's new single Don't Call Me just their second for the year. But it doesn't mean they haven't been busy getting it done with a heap of shows and working on new music behind the scenes. That hard work has paid off with Don't Call Me, a rad track that blends elements of Australian post-punk with fuzzy garage-pop for a sound that feels super unique in a cluttered Aussie rock'n'roll landscape. With a bunch more shows coming up to cap off the year, we got to know 'em a little better:
Tell us about about yourselves?
We are a three-piece band from Brisbane that have been playing together for about a year and a half. We had all been in previous bands before we started writing music for Sweater Curse. Due to having such a busy year we have only released one song, with Don’t Call Me being the second, however we have been consistently writing and playing shows in between our university degrees.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
We tend to make pop songs with lots of noise through tape delays and fuzz. I’d like to think we sit somewhere between Yuck, Interpol, Pity Sex and Horror My Friend.
We have been lucky to have our producer Andre Johansson-Walder be interested enough to record us. We have tracked a couple of times with him at Plutonium Studios in Brisbane. He mixed the song back in his new home in Melbourne. The writing process for all of our songs is quite fluent. There have been instances where either Mon or Chris have a half song that we bring into practise and there have been times where we have written songs in 5 minutes while playing together.
Can you tell us about your new single, Don’t Call Me?
Chris wrote the lyrics for Don’t Call Me when he was at his parent’s house in Birkdale. It is about a couple of things but a main element was stemmed from the frustration of being so far away from everything and finding motivation to go anywhere. It was also written at a time where he was feeling anxious about doing things outside of staying at home. It is a confusing emotion so I guess Don’t Call Me is the result of a lot of frustrations.
Any shows coming up?
We just finished a run of shows in Melbourne where we played three shows and are currently in the middle of a little East Coast tour. We will be heading to NSW next month and playing a single launch in Brisbane on the 22nd of December. We also have a couple of interstate shows coming up early next year which will be announced soon. The full run is below:
Sat 2 Dec - Bunyapa Park, West End w/ Marville, Whalehouse Terra Pines & Bad Bangers (All-Ages)
Thu 14 Dec - Rad Bar, Wollongong w/ Vacations, Sleep Club & Homewrecker
Fri 15 Dec - Botany View Hotel, Sydney w/ Cull, Sleep Club & Dying Adolescence
Sat 16 Dec - House Show, Newcastle w/ FRITZ & Sleep Club
Fri 22 Dec - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane w/ Concrete Surfers, Start Together & Moodie Gloom (Single Launch)
Thu 25 Jan - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle w/ Okin Osan & Deep Space Supergroop
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
After finishing this run of shows, the rest of the year includes a lot of sleeping and hopefully some writing as we are looking towards a bigger release next year.
Where can we hear more of your music?