Canberra punk rockers Glitoris will deliver their debut album, 'The Policy', next month.
With a driving rhythm section, crunchy riffs and angelic-demonic vocals, the album's title track evokes a Rammstein meets Led Zeppelin soundscape that will quickly become your next earworm. "'The Policy' came together on a songwriting weekend at the coast," band member Andrew says.
"We had the basic idea for an overarching Glitoris anthem - something that was a very definitive statement about self-empowerment.
"We were always going for a sound somewhere between Led Zeppelin and Rammstein: something very powerful, epic, meaningful that summed up the band and its message."
'The Policy' - which was recorded at Sydney's Pet Food Factory studios with Jay Whalley (Frenzal Rhomb), mixed by Clem Bennett and mastered by Mandy Parnell (Bjork, The XX) - will be released 2 November.
The title track is also the lead single, which is being released tomorrow (5 October). But scenestr has the inside track with an exclusive stream of 'The Policy' today. Enjoy.
"Musically, we wanted to go beyond the punk aesthetic of the band and incorporate a string section," Andrew says.
"Lyrically, 'The Policy' recognises the double standards and systemic barriers for women and minority groups in society - those barriers are firmly in place to keep us down.
"The track doesn't so much dwell on that; it's more about recognising those barriers and being strong enough to navigate and ultimately smash through them."
Glitoris will celebrate the release of 'The Policy' with an east-coast Australian tour next month, with Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Melbourne and Canberra shows planned.
Glitoris Tour Dates
Fri 16 Nov - Vinnies Dive Bar (Gold Coast)
Sun 18 Nov - The Bearded Lady (Brisbane)
Fri 23 Nov - Oxford Art Factory (Sydney)
Sat 24 Nov - Lass O'Gowrie (Newcastle)
Thu 29 Nov - Servo (Wollongong)
Fri 30 Nov - The Bendigo Hotel (Melbourne)
Fri 7 Dec - The Basement (Canberra)