Listen to Skegss' first song in a long while, Save It For The Weekend
The track marks their first song since My Own Mess last year and their first via Loma Vista Recordings.
Header photo by Josh Simpson.
After the runaway success of their 2018 record My Own Mess helped forge the band into a defining name of our surf-rock explosion, all eyes have been on Skegss to see how they'll follow it up. On one hand, the three-piece have helped launch a jangly sub-genre amongst Australia's most successful, especially within that festival-friendly, triple j alt crowd, and it would make sense for them to continue defining that sound with whatever they put out next. On the other hand, however, that niche pocket of rock music has now become one of Australia's most saturated as a result, with new bands in a similar vein popping up on an almost-weekly scale.
Today marks a hint on their future paths, with the trio releasing their first song since their break-out album, Save It For The Weekend, via Loma Vista Recordings, who count everyone from Denzel Curry to St Vincent in their repertoire. It's a charging extension on their past sound brought into a new light, embracing the anthemic side of their sound as they fall more in-line with acts like FIDLAR and WAAVES, using a breezy guitar melody as the song's backbone as they share an anthem for the weekend in a classic Skegss way, albeit presented slightly differently.
It also comes with a video directed by the band, Riley Blakeway and Josh Simpson, which sees them channel Mad Max for some great western vibes. Check it out below, and catch them at a couple of festivals - Yours & Owls, Good Things - before the year's out as they make their return to the live circuit too.
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