The Spring Peaks have been on a steady climb to the top ever since their debut single ‘Supermarket’ just over two years ago. In their short career, the five piece indie-pop crew have already received consistent airplay from Triple J and have landed some pretty nifty national supports including Melbourne’s Tiny Little Houses last year. Their blend of soaring lead guitars, warm rhythm section and that unmistakable Aussie vocal twang has been welcomed with open arms by listeners around the country, and it’s been an eager wait for their most recent release: ‘Coming of Age’. Around The Sound caught up with bassist Lucas Biral to find out the nitty gritty of the new single and hear about their recent WA shows.
Their blend of soaring lead guitars, warm rhythm section and that unmistakable Aussie vocal twang has been welcomed with open arms by listeners around the country, and it’s been an eager wait for their most recent release: ‘Coming of Age’
“The song is about coming to terms with knowing that your relationship is in turmoil and trying to steer it back onto the straight and narrow” Lucas explained. Different sections within the song each highlight a particular aspect of a relationship, for example the verses talk about the “lust side” and “the feelings that are attached at the first stages of falling in love”. The chorus lyric “I know we’re talking but are we still talking the same” brings your attention to an illustration of the frustrating realisation that the song highlights. However, by the time the outro section comes around, Lucas greets the listener with the heartfelt encouragement brought out in the lyric: “but if you stick with me, then we’ll do it together” which illustrates the conclusion that “things will get back to the way they once were, but in order for that to happen you’ll have to work through the hardship and come out the other side with a stronger bond”.
The message of staying together through thick or thin and learning from you and your partner’s differences rather than running from them at first sight is such an important part of a healthy relationship. It’s great to see an all male band like The Spring Peaks highlighting positive methods of pursuing romance through reflection and growth, especially seeing as a lot of artists (from all genders) currently utilize the harmful ‘call-out’ approach when talking about relationship issues either in the media or even through their own art.
The band have just been spreading the lovely message of ‘Coming of Age’ down the south coast, having wowed audiences at intimate venues The Fire Station and Settler’s Tavern. Lucas had some great advice for any artist thinking about booking some dates in that area of WA. “Work hard and be organised” he began explaining, “putting shows together down south requires teamwork and commitment, just like anything else within a band environment. It’s not necessarily about making money with these shows, it’s more so an opportunity to work as a team get regional exposure”. Lincoln Mackinnon and The Wrecking Train were the lucky support act to be invited down south with the lads from Spring Peaks. Lucas is particularly fond of the Freo roots band’s energy and “the country rock that vibe Linc has”.
But the band have recruited a whole new set of amazing supports for their upcoming show at The Aardvark. As Lucas explains, this huge lineup includes “Man Sandal as main support, Odin Malchik right after, Wild Oak doing an amazing acoustic set at the start of the night and we are proud to welcome DJ Jamie Terry from Pond to spin a few records between sets on the night”. Make sure you get out to Freo on the 12th April to soak up this awesome lineup and celebrate The Spring Peaks’ crackin’ new single ‘Coming of Age’ (now available on streaming services including Spotify/Apple Music and on Triple J Unearthed).
Listen and review ‘Coming of Age’: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/spring-peaks
Launch show @ The Aardvark: https://www.facebook.com/events/1215733768594519/