With a new single, 'Smile Lines', released today, Melbourne rockers Slowly Slowly have also revealed a 6-date tour this November-December.
Taken from their latest album 'St. Leonards', 'Smiles Lines' is one of the grungier offerings from the band, the dark, haunting refrain captured perfectly on video through the lens of Garrod, whose sunny disposition masks a vulnerable and complex soul.
"We wrote the heavier sections as a band and had a lot of fun jumping around injecting it with energy," frontman Ben Stewart says about 'Smile Lines'.
Click here to read our May 2018 interview with the band.
"I sat with the quiet elements at home, trying to impart a conflicted narrative, which I felt would be an important backdrop to the more aggressive moments we had in the rehearsal room.
"The juxtaposition felt right and that's where Michael Roberts and I dreamed up the character of Garrod, the Jekyll and Hyde supermarket employee, harshly torn between his watered-down self and a complex rawness only present behind closed doors.
"Take what you want from the storyline, but for me the song centres around becoming entangled in your own web - the more you thrash around the worse it gets. Thomas Watson (Garrod) was incredible to work with and took us back and forth from stunned silence to roaring laughter over and over again in a very cold house one night in Brunswick."
Before Slowly Slowly set off on the 'Smile Lines' tour (which visits Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Wollongong, Frankston and Melbourne), the band will head up to Brisbane for a bunch of showcases at Bigsound 2018.
Tickets on sale 12 July at 9am EST. Click here for more details.
Fri 9 Nov - The Zoo (Brisbane)
Slowly Slowly Tour Dates
Sat 17 Nov - Jack Rabbit Slims (Perth)
Fri 30 Nov - The Lansdowne (Sydney)
Sat 1 Dec - Rad Bar (Wollongong)
Fri 7 Dec - Pelly Bar (Frankston)
Fri 14 Dec - 170 Russell (Melbourne)