Horror My Friend Roar Into a New Era ‘Devotion’

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Horror My Friend have shared a belting new single titled ‘Devotion’, marking their first launch on the [PIAS] label and ending a two-and-a-half-year drought of new materials.

It’s a daring leap ahead for the Adelaide trio, drawing inspiration from genres like shoegaze and electronica, whereas nonetheless sustaining the grisly punk vitality of early Horror My Friend releases. The soundscape is carried by thrashy, cymbal-heavy drums and crunchy guitars slathered in reverb, whereas frontman Tom Gordon flips between his hovering tenor and vicious screams.

RAT!hammock singer Jackson Phelan additionally makes a visitor look on ‘Devotion’, delivering the monologue spoken within the monitor’s bridge. In line with a press launch, Phelan gave his efficiency with no preparation.

Concerning the musical idea behind ‘Devotion’, Gordon stated he was spurred to pen the monitor after shopping for a digital reverb pedal (the Hardwire RV-7, to be precise), which impressed its heady and grunge-adjacent sound. “You may hear the impact on the guitar within the intro and the bridge,” Gordon stated, “the place it’s tough to listen to when the chords begin and finish.

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“Truthfully, we simply went into the rehearsal room and I simply requested Josh [Battersby, bass] and Sam [Kolesnik, drums], ‘Can we begin it with this? I actually like this.’ And that’s it.”

Lyrically, ‘Devotion’ sees and Gordon and his cohort take a stance towards the misogynistic tradition they’d famous in a few of their native circles, unapologetically spurning “absolutely the disregard these individuals had for the ladies they dealt with”.

The tune comes as Horror My Friend’s first new tune since October 2019, after they shared the standalone single ‘Dopamine Waster’. It additionally comes with the information that Horror My Friend have signed to the native arm of [PIAS].

Sophie Brown, the label’s A&R and advertising and marketing supervisor, stated in a assertion that signing the band was “an incredible full-circle second”, having adopted them carefully since they launched their 2016 debut, ‘Keep In, Do Nothing’. She continued: “It’s been nice watching them evolve as artists whereas constructing their devoted fanbase and I can’t wait to see the unimaginable issues that our group and the band can obtain collectively.”

The band have been beforehand signed to Melbourne indie/punk label Poison Metropolis, although they’d additionally linked up with Farmer & The Owl lately; in August of 2020, they launched the beforehand unheard B-side ‘False God’ as a part of the Wollongong label’s ‘Family Values’ compilation.

Maintain an ear out for his function with a stream of the tune beneath:

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