“One of punk’s new emerging stars.” – Backyard Opera
“Wonderful songwriting that is both aggressive and tender.” – Tone Deaf
“They’ve transformed and blossomed into something remarkably special.” – Pilerats
Hot from releasing their booming latest single, ‘Explode Into View,’ Perth outfit Sly Withers have released a brand-new video for the track featuring behind-the-scenes studio footage of them recording the mighty new song.
‘Explode Into View’ has been heralded for taking the high bar the Perth four-piece set for themselves in 2019 and shattering it with an emotional blast, thanks to the stadium-sized production of the new cut. The new video, made with regular collaborator Tim Elphick (director of their previous videos for ‘Sad Guy’ and ‘Good Days, Bad Days’), captures footage from the studio sessions for the recording of the new single, highlighting how the band continue to approach making records the same as they always have – a bunch of mates loving to make music together – despite their exponentially growing audience and reputation.
Sly Withers’ career momentum only seemed to gather speed throughout the last 12 months, following the release of their breakout EP, Gravis, and particularly its killer single ‘Lately’ feat. Carla Geneve, their first release on stalwart indie label Dew Process. Sold out national tours, festival appearances and supports slots with rock and pop power houses alike – from Slowly Slowly to Amy Shark and Tones & I – has seen them capitalise on their high profile with the announcement they’ll appear on the bill at Splendour In The Grass for the first time this July.
Despite all that success, nothing for Sly Withers has changed on an elemental level. The same four members – Jono Mata (guitar / vox), Sam Blitvich (guitar / vox), Joel Neubecker (drums) and Shea Moriarty (bass) – using the same producer as Gravis (Matthew Templeman at his studio in Mount Hawthorn), they now have pulsating self-belief that can only be built on the back of hard work and a brotherhood forged in the trenches. The result is a towering new sound that is much, much greater than the sum of its parts, yet reflects the depth of the emotional core of the band and the love they share for the music they make together.
Speaking about ‘Explode Into View,’ Mata says, “”When I wrote this song I was on the brink of an exciting new relationship which, by no fault of either party, never came to fruition. Some things just aren’t meant to be, and sometimes irrational thinking gets the better of us. The song is about moving on with the feeling that things will never be as good as we imagined, that we seek closure we’ll never get, and how weeks, months and years down the track, a chance run-in or out of the blue text can send us spiralling out of logical thinking and right back to where we started. ‘Explode Into View’ is about finding moments of clarity in times of confusion.”
Shows for their national Explode Into View tour continue to sell at a rapid pace, and tickets are on sale now on sale from www.slywithers.com – get yours before you miss out.
Sly Withers’ New Single ‘Explode Into View’ Is Available Now
SLY WITHERS EXPLODE INTO VIEW TOUR 2020
Tickets on sale from www.slywithers.com
Thursday, May 14, Altar Bar – Hobart
Friday, May 15, Barwon Club – Geelong
Saturday, May 16, Howler – Melbourne
Thursday, May 21, Solbar – Maroochydore
Friday, May 22, Vinnie’s Dive Bar – Gold Coast
Saturday, May 23, The Brightside – Brisbane
Thursday, May 28, Newcastle Hotel – Newcastle
Friday, May 29, Crowbar – Sydney
Saturday, May 30, UC Hub – Canberra
Thursday, Jun 4, Jive – Adelaide
Friday, Jun 5, The Rosemount – Perth
Saturday, Jun 6, The River – Margaret River