The Meanies have released their first studio album, titled 'Desperate Measures', in five years.
Five years since their comeback album, Australian punk legends The Meanies have patched together another DIY quilt of hard-hitting punk-rock anthems titled 'Desperate Measures'.
The record was engineered at St. Kilda's Hothouse Audio by Jez Giddings and Craig Harnath, and produced by Link Meanie and Craig.
The newest single from the album is 'Monsters', a politically-charged track detailing how monsters, while they are all around us, are constructed by powerful people with dogged agendas.
"Monsters are created as fodder for emaciated egos, created as distractions or tools for politicians to get re-elected. F... their idealism; it's the enemy of art and the enemy of us all," Link says.
"However monsters are created, they are a sign that we still have our training wheels on evolutionarily speaking, and need to be hyper aware and super vigilant of our fragile interactions. There are no gods that walk the earth."
'Monsters' comes hand-in-hand with another animated music video from Link, and is part of a series of clips he's created for the album's singles.
As the press releases states: 'Using archaic technology and a complete lack of tech savvy, Link has managed to cobble together hundreds of frames for the new video, despite many rants and dozens of software crashes.'