Listen to San Cisco's first song in a fair while, Skin
The long-time Perth favourites return with another breezy track, and an intimate run of dates over the next few months.
Header photo by Pooneh Ghana.
After Awkward seemingly encapsulated that early-2010s indie-pop explosion felt within Australia, Perth group San Cisco have grown to become an Australian essential; their series of albums since - 2012's self-titled debut, 2015's Gracetown and 2017's The Water - cementing their name in the Australian indie canon. Across this time, they've come go-to's for charming, light-hearted indie-pop that occasionally, hides a dark twist underneath. It's something that's come to define them, in fact, regardless of how their lineup changes: recently dropping down to a three-piece after losing Nick Gardner.
In 2019, they've been pretty quiet thus far, deep in the studio working on their next moves, the first taste of which we're able to bask in with Skin, arriving today. Opening with an orchestral synth that feels like it's been plucked out of a 90s disco track, the single is a bit of a slow-burner for the group, with frontman Jordi Davieson taking the front-and-centre role above a combination of shimmering bass grooves and hand claps.
"Skin is about being left by a partner that was meant to be 'forever'," says Jordi on the track, which opens a new sonic territory for the group as they march towards album number four sometime next year. "Being frustrated with the fact you have no control of the situation and living at the mercy of your soon to not be lover’s decisions. You still see a small glimmer of hope, but ultimately it’s over."
It also comes with a collection of intimate tour dates joined by fellow Perth up-and-comers Haircare, which you can check out below alongside Skin in all its glory:
Wed Nov 27 - The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Thurs Nov 28 - The Espy, Melbourne VIC
Fri Nov 29 - Jive, Adelaide SA
Sat Nov 30 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Sun Dec 1 - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Fri Dec 6 - Badlands Bar, Perth WA
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