Australia’s Skegss have released their grungy, breezy new single “Fantisising” via Loma Vista Recordings. Listen here.
Produced by Catherine Marks (Manchester Orchestra, PJ Harvey, The Killers) and following their June single “Under the Under”, the new track comes alongside a video directed by Kai Neville. Watch it here..
After recent appearances at Lollapalooza’s ‘Lolla 2020 Virtual Festival’ and their own ‘Under The Thunder Black Tie World Tour’ livestream, the “Fantasising” video finds the rising rock trio now playing an intimate dive bar run amok with alpacas, snakes, goats, and dogs. Singer/guitarist Ben Reed, joined by bassist Toby Cregan and drummer Jonny Lani, together craft an electrifying track filled with escapist charm (“When I’m occupied I don’t have to think to breathe / As long as I’m making better memories / Cos these things last as far as I can see”).
“The Aussie pub, a quintessential drinking hole. Furnished with every walk of life as you drift further off the beaten track,” explains Neville. “Bands have been burning through Australian pubs since the 1970s. Some gigs better than others. Join SKEGSS for an ice cold schooner as they wander into one of their more baffling gigs. The beer was ice cold, the locals eventually warmed up.”
Formed in 2014, Skegss first charmed listeners with their dizzyingly energetic live shows and a series of EPs before releasing their riotous-yet-nostalgic sugar-rush of a debut album, My Own Mess (a Featured Album on Australia’s Triple J radio station that also peaked at #2 on Australia’s ARIA album chart). Called “the new album of the summer” by Clash, 2018’s My Own Mess featured the electrifying singles “Up In The Clouds,” “Paradise,” and “Stop.” “Under the Thunder” follows last year’s other stand alone track, “Save It For The Weekend.”
2019 saw Skegss sign with Loma Vista Recordings and play their biggest U.S. shows ever, including a sold-out show at LA’s El Rey Theatre. The band also ascended from club gigs to nearly 6,000 capacity venues in Australia, in addition to making stops at the Yours and Owls Festival and Good Things Festival. With Australian-certified Gold singles, sold-out tours, and over one hundred million streams across their catalog, 2020 is poised to continue Skegss’ rise as one of Australia—and the world’s—finest rock bands.