Outfitted in Dr Martens, tight jeans and glitter, Destrends are a Melbourne based three-piece quickly building a reputation as a distinctly theatrical live band with a sound influenced by early 80s post-punk. Their sound is a unique blend, reminiscent of the new wave sound of the late 70s and early 80s, with a gentle touch of gothic hysteria.
“Papa” is the first offering off Destrends’ forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release in late 2016. The Melbourne post-punk three piece have clocked up a handful of impressive gigs since forming in 2014, including sharing the stage Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age), touring with Stonefield and Apes on their recent national tours, supporting Aussie icons Hoodoo Gurus, and performing at King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s inaugural Dawn of Gizzfest.
Recorded by Finn Keane at Head Gap Studios, “Papa” is loud, fast paced and aggressive whilst maintaining pop sensibilities. The track is characterised by a jagged and catchy guitar hook, and the listener is confronted with deep and compelling vocals. The song narrates an honest guilt and desperate plea for a father’s forgiveness.
“The song is about the time I ruined family Christmas”, said lead singer/bassist Matt Savage. “It’s also about finding your identity and learning when to shut your mouth”.
Fri Aug 5 – Mynt Lounge, Werribee
Sat Aug 6 – The Loft, Warrnambool
Fri Aug 12 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Sat Aug 13 – The Evelyn, Melbourne
Fri Aug 19 – Transit Bar, Canberra
Sat Aug 20 – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Sun Aug 21 – Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney
Fri Aug 26 – St. Kilda Pier, St. Kilda
“Papa” by DESTRENDS will be released 15th of July 2016.