Premiere: Melbourne's DIET makes a comeback with new single, What To Do
It's the first single they've released since their latest EP, last year's Sundown, and arrives ahead of shows through May.
Over the last few years, Melbourne indie-rock crew DIET have stepped forward as one of Australia's most exciting and promising names within the guitar-driven local circuit, marrying this thrashing, guitar-rock sound with bright hooks and catchy lyricism you'd expect more-so from the indie-pop realm. As a result, they've become of our most celebrated emerging names, releasing two EPs - the most recent of which, being last year's Sundown - played events including BIGSOUND and Changes, and done their fair share of national tours - whether it be support slots, headline shows, festival shows and so on.
Today, we welcome them back with their first piece of new material for 2019 and their first since last year's new EP, a new single titled What To Do. It's a charging single full of that signature DIET brilliance that keeps them going from strength to strength with every release, something that doesn't slow down with What To Do at all as they combine blistering riffs with echoing vocals that really push the single's hard-and-fast limits, throwing it back a little in the process as the give a nod to the sounds of The Cure and The Smiths. "The track talks about feeling as though you have it all sorted, but then life throws you a swift reminder not to be cocky," says the band on the single, noting that although it seems quite upbeat and lively, it comes with lyricism a touch on the downside. "It’s about being back to ‘square one’, and realising that now the process of figuring out how to move forward begins."
Arriving ahead of east coast shows through May, the single marks the beginning of an exciting year ahead for DIET, one that holds the potential to grab the Melbourne indie-rock-pop group by the necks and throw them to the next level. Listen to the single below, and catch the tour dates underneath that:
Saturday, 4th May - Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane
Saturday, 11th May - Twang Fest @ Hotel Steyne, Sydney
Friday, 17th May - The Workers Club, Melbourne
Saturday, 18th May - Exeter Beer Garden, Adelaide (supporting Wing Defence)
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