Sly Withers make a comeback with new single Sad Guy, tour and signings
The Perth indie-punk band, who this week announced signings to Dew Process and Select Music, will be heading around the country this June.
Perth indie-punk lords Sly Withers have become one of our favourite local acts from over the years, consistently going from strength to strength as they move from a beloved band well familiar to the Perth local circuit to an act on the verge of a full national break-out. Over the years, they've continually grown and evolved, with their 2016 self-titled album giving them the cult audience that in the time since have grown alongside them, becoming larger and more dedicated as they follow it up with single after single, including 2017's Google Maps and 2018's Pleb.
In 2019, however, they're closer to national break out as ever before, with a massive year planned that they're kicking off with a new single Sad Guy, plus a whole heap of special announcements. Starting with their new single, the four-piece whip up a strong three-minutes-thirty of powerful indie-rock with their first release of the year, with the song transforming and growing as it evolves from a tender moment of something a touch more subtle and low-key for the band, to their signature, guitar-driven power in its second half, showing the band's noted versatility and range within a single song. "The song deals with the role I played in a breakup, the subsequent personal growth I underwent and the realisation that the world is a lot bigger than Perth," says the band's lead member Jono Mata on the single. "It all came to me in a cafe in Laos, recovering from a motorbike crash that I felt lucky to walk away from."
The new single and its accompanying video, directed by Tim Elphick, comes with a whole heap of news that sets the band up nicely for a big year ahead. First, there's their signing to Universal Music imprint Dew Process - a label which hosts everyone from Bloc Party and Little Grammar to Mallrat and Tkay Maidza - and secondly, a signing to booking agency Select Music, who host basically everyone you need to know about in the Australian music scene from Adrian Eagle to Zuri Akoko. "We’re beyond stoked to be jumping on board with Dew
Process and joining a roster of acts we love and admire, like Tired Lion, WAAX and The Beths. We’ve been granted an amazing opportunity and are excited to see where the journey takes us," the band say on the first signing.
Catch Sly Withers touring the country this May/June, more information and tickets HERE.
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