Premiere: Perth punk newcomers LATE 90s unveil a new single, June
After making an entrance earlier in the year with two new singles, the band now smash it out of the park with their third.
Perth's punk and alt-rock worlds are alight at the moment, with a thrilling league of newcomers filling the scene with promise and potential on a seemingly constant basis. Over the course of 2021, we've been introduced - and introduced you - to many of them, and today we welcome another in the form of ones to watch LATE 90s; an exciting new four-piece spurred from the West Australian capital with a sound to match the hype they've managed to muster up so early on in their careers.
LATE 90s is a new project between Steve Loreck (vocals, guitar), twins Zaac and Brody Morgan (guitar; bass) and Elliot Lee (drums), spurred out of years of friendship and musical collaboration that eventually saw them all come together in late-2019. Throughout the depths of the last year, they've been busy developing their sound and exploring their next steps, taking a leap into the deep end with a support slot for Pot Plant House Party and the release of their debut single Echoes back in February this year.
Echoes led into their follow-up second single Friends back in April, and on the live stage, they've remained a consistent force since their debut - something we're sure is going to continue, especially as they eye plenty of new material in the pipeline. Speaking of, today we're stoked to welcome LATE 90s' third single in the form of June, another catchy and exhilarating anthem that shows what the band does best, all while solidifying their presence as a force worth keeping a close eye on in the second half of 2021.
June is a ripper of a song from the band, digging deep into an intimate theme - one we'll let their frontman explain themselves - and using it to channel unbridled energy that hits fever pace and doesn't back down 'til the song's ending; the final result being this three-minute explosion of grunge-y rock and punk that shows LATE 90's sound and charm hitting a new level.
"June was written about a failed long-distance relationship that ended quite abruptly with no closure," says Loreck. "The lyrics were developed over a few months, with the first verse being changed a couple of days before I laid down the final vocals. Having the first verse from her perspective adds another layer to the whole song, providing context and helping the listener understand and relate. The rest of the song is from my perspective and the title June refers to a hypothetical place where everything would work out."
"Recording this song was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, giving myself closure from the situation and the up-tempo nature of the song allowed me to take the situation with her more lightly. Looking back on the situation now, it never would have worked out with her living so far away, and I kinda laugh at myself for getting so attached, but hey it ended up with some good lyrics!"
The song premieres on Pilerats today ahead of its release this Friday (July 23rd), check it out below and keep your eye out for more to come from one of Perth's most exciting new additions for 2021: