Premiere: Skyuka - Houseplants
Boorloo/Perth based alt-pop singer-songwriter channels fuzzy 90s garage rock on new compelling new single, take a first listen
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Four months on from her last single, the infectious ode to the one and only Michael Cera, Skyuka is back with the moody & distorted sounds of Houseplants, out August 30 but premiering on Pilerats today.
Originally beginning life with the dark, synth bass line, a melody soon followed before the lyrics poured out of Skyuka over the course of a night. The result is an addictive journey through “frustration, cynicism and ego fuelled desperation”, fuelled by a steady rhythm section, soaring fuzzy guitars and Skyuka’s hypnotic vocal delivery.
Speaking on her new single, Skyuka explains “‘Houseplants’ is definitely the first angry song I’ve released, and it feels great. It’s about having complete, utter disappointment in someone and a lack of communication making you question everything to the point that you drive yourself crazy, creating your own narratives that may not even exist”
Solidifying herself as one of W.A.’s most exciting talents in the indie rock/pop scene, Houseplants comes ahead of Skyuka’s new EP set for release later this year - in the meantime enjoy Houseplants a day ahead of release!
Skyuka's new single Houseplants is out Wednesday August 30