Dear Chester, I only realised a few days ago that it’s nearly been a year …
Just because you work a full time job, move cities and begin the dreaded ‘adulting’ doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your mates and a few guitars, a drum set and a 6-pack. Such is the case for Sydney via Gold Coast punk outfit Bleeding Knees Club, who today return with their boisterous and darkly relatable new single Case.
Written about the horrors of being stuck in the office from Monday-Friday (My brain is fried from working 9-5), the single is simple, loud and a hell of a lot of fun, guaranteed to be one of the punk jams of the summer in small, sweaty bars across the country.
“Last year I started working a full-time job for the first time in my life…some days it was like my brain was melting inside my skull” laments frontman Alex Wall. “This song’s about that experience…it’s also the first recording the new lineup has laid down as a whole band together, and it sounds sick!”
With lyrics that reflect on the fact that Wall is “confused, in a rut, I’m wasting all my time” the song isn’t just a collection of fun hooks, but also depressingly relatable realities.
Case is the first taste of the hotly anticipated new LP from Bleeding Knees Club, due out in May next year.
Having already torn up festival stages around the country this year, in addition to a headline tour and a run alongside Texan rockers Harlem, Bleeding Knees Club will enter 2018 in the form of their lives.