Photo credit: Zac Bayly
Following their long-awaited reunion, with the November release of Aurora and frenzied headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney, today, Children Collide unveils Funeral For A Ghost.
The new single and Beat Club inspired video available via Spinning Top Records | Caroline Australia, will feature on their forthcoming fourth studio album.
Recorded by Loren Humphrey at Diamond Mine & Stockholm Syndrome in New York City, Funeral For A Ghost is doused with propulsive rhythms and explosive energy. “I wrote it on an old Roland loop pedal when I was living in a dungeon in North Melbourne an eon ago,” says frontman/guitarist Johnny Mackay of the track.
“I had to open a trap door to get down to my room and you could see where a tunnel had been bricked up on my bedroom wall. I was listening to a lot of Sonic Youth at the time, constantly rotating between Murray St and Confusion is Sex. Listening to it now, the lyrics sound like I wrote them last week about COVID conspiracy nuts. Time is a flat circle,” he muses.
Directed by Lord Fascinator and filmed by Nico White and Dave Meagher, the visual accompaniment for Funeral For A Ghost deftly captures the meteoric onstage chemistry between Mackay, drummer Ryan Caesar and live bassist Chelsea Wheatley, who performs as Chela.
A live phenomenon, Children Collide have played sets at SXSW, The Great Escape, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Groovin The Moo and the Big Day Out. They’ve performed countless sold-out headline shows across the nation in addition to dates in London, Paris, LA, New York and Tokyo. Earlier this year, they joined Bad//Dreems, West Thebarton, Hayley Mary and more at Fire Aid in Adelaide with a stern reminder of what audiences had been missing.
Funeral For A Ghost and Aurora are the first releases since the twice ARIA-nominatedband’s third studio album Monument in 2012. It was another enduringly popular LP, following 2008‘s The Long Now and 2010’s Theory Of Everything, which debuted at #5 on the ARIA album chart and claimed the triple j feature album.
Their repertoire includes some of the most well-loved Australian singles of the past decade, a roll call that includes Social Currency, Skeleton Dance, Chosen Armies, Loveless and triple j hottest 100 entries Farewell Rocketship, Jellylegs and My Eagle.
CHILDREN COLLIDE TOUR DATES
23 + 24 January 2021 | Yours and Owls Festival, Wollongong NSW