Premiere: Porpoise Spit shares new single, Middle Of The Night, ahead of tour
The growing Melbourne ensemble continue to flourish into one of Australia's most exciting new names.
Header photo by Tom Dowling.
Porpoise Spit are a band that can take things seriously when they want to, but they know that the secret of making A-grade music comes with having fun. Throughout the last twelve months or so, the Melbourne group - led by Elly Hewitt and Mill O’Sullivan before drummer Dom Buckham and bassist Ivy Craw joined the crew - have come to spotlight this contrast they're somewhat driven by, whether it be marrying focused, guitar-backed sounds with song-titles along the lines of Karl Stefanovic At The Logies Drunk, or on the flip-side, charading somewhat heavy themes with bright, sun-soaked melodies and a certain laid-back feeling that you can pick up through work by Stella Donnelly, when she tackles themes of feminism and the all-too-prevalent 'boys will be boys' culture.
This contrast - amongst many other things - is perhaps why Porpoise Spit have become one of the most exciting newcomers around, something they're aiming to further push throughout 2019 with a run of singles starting with Outbacks and Oceans in late-Feb, and continuing today with Middle Of The Night, which premieres on Pilerats today ahead of a full release on Friday. With jangly guitar melodies and anthemic, almost-classic-rock-reminiscent choruses uniting, Middle Of The Night seemingly links the gaps between indie ballad and stadium-rock anthems, swirling it all together with their signature Porpoise Spit charm for track that really shows their range as a band.
Over the last year or so, they've also become weapons on the live circuit, supporting names including Angie McMahon, Press Club and Cable Ties as they bring their vivacious energy into the live music space. Middle Of The Night arrives ahead of an east-coast run of headline shows that'll take them from Collingwood to Hobart over the next month or so, and considering the rumours of them being such a live force - and with Middle Of The Night being that song - consider the dates below must-attends.
16th June - The Grace Darling, Collingwood
21st June - Hobart Brewing Company, Hobart
28th June - The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
1st July - 'Jets Fest' Freeza, Bundoora
4th July - Changes Festival @ The Night Cat, Melbourne
11th July - The Eastern, Ballarat
13th July - Major Toms, Kyneton
20th July - Record Paradise, Brunswick
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