Introducing VOIID and their fiery, no-punches-pulled new single, Not For You
Plus their last single, Silly Girl, gets a grungy video clip.
Brissy/Gold Coast-based garage-punkers VOIID are not in the business of fucking spiders. Drawing inspiration from the 90s female punk movement, their singles Silly Girl and most recently Not For You will blast those grungy old Vans right off your feet. The latter is a menacing fuck you to those objectify female/female-identifying people in society, that states its intentions from the get-go: "Hey mister, what's your problem, ain't you ever seen a girl with no top on/Stop staring, I bet you're lovin' it, you think we're different but we both have fucking tits."
Of course music with a message still has to (for the most part) be music, and VOIID's penchat for thrashing guitars, rolling basslines, smashing drums and chanting choruses mixed with aggressive verses nail that old school punk vibe, while maintaining a freshness that fits right in with 2018. And the best part of all this is, they're just getting started. We flung 'em a few questions to get to know them a little better, read on below:
Tell us about yourselves:
We’re a band called VOIID and people think were a lot cooler than we actually are.
What kinda tunes we talking:
If The Veronicas, Lindsay Lohan’s band from Freaky Friday and Insane Clown Posse had a baby.
We write all of our music by starting off with a set of lyrics or guitar tune that we think is catchy. Kate will usually have the guitar progression and song structure formed before we try playing it together. Typically we will record a shitty voice memo of the basics of the song and listen to it a bunch of times to see how we wanna go about playing it and adding new parts etc. Then we rehearse it and jam it all together to work it out and get it closer to the final product. It’s usually a pretty easy process because we all have such a similar creative end point that we can all kinda just do our own thing when writing and figuring out the different elements even to the point where some of the first ideas we come up with are never changed.
Can you tell us about your new single Not For You:
It's a lot of anger jammed into 3 minutes 29 seconds. It basically embodies everything fucked up about the objectification of females and female-identifying people in our society.
Any shows coming up?
14th July at Beach Sounds Festival in Lennox Head. We have a few headlining dates that haven’t been released yet so keep an eye out for that.
Whats the rest of the year have in store?
Gonna finish writing and recording our debut album, do a bunch of tours in the mean time.
Where can we hear more of your music?