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It’s already been a solid year of music for Verum, and it’s only gotten better with the release of their latest grunge-punk masterclass, Get Out.
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Today, we’re thrilled to share the track’s music video. To celebrate, we caught up with frontman Kaden Perkinson for a chat about how it came together and more.
Hysteria: What’s the band been up to since we last caught up?
Kaden: We’ve been having a lot of fun lately putting on some small one-off shows and writing a bunch of new songs. The music scene has been pretty tough lately, so we’ve enjoyed focusing on things that feel more like “us” and doing cool events that are a little different from the current standard. And we’ve been looking at how we will tackle our future and what direction we want to take the band in.
Run us through what inspired the new track, Get Out.
We all grew up in a small town south of the NSW border called Kingscliff. Kingy is a small town with not a lot going on for kids like us, who were pretty heavily into the music scene. We’d developed a lot of dark feelings and some pretty nasty habits at the time, and the song became my outlet for wanting a little more out of life. It’s kind of like our story about trying to escape the dark hole that is living in small towns. When writing the song, Zane (Gillespie, drummer) had just introduced me to a band called Metz, and I was obsessed with the song A Boat to Drown In. I really loved the way the guitars clashed and droned on, giving that feeling of melancholy and chaos. I wanted to write a song like that, and that’s kind of how Get Out was born.
Was it friends and family featured in the music video? If so, it must’ve been a blast creating that memory together – tell us about it.
We had a lot of amazing friends and family help us with the video, and we are forever thankful! We would not have been able to pull it off without people like our director James, our co-director Luke, the video’s protagonist Liam and the Deathwish Hotrods Joel and Jimbo.
The final scene of the music video was shot at one of the parties we did at a hotrod auto shop called Deathwish Hotrods. We made it invite only and had our mates Annoying Neighbours and Total Pace play the night alongside us. We wanted to capture a fun party scene for the music video, and the more we planned, the more it turned into a bigger event. We had so many people show up and share their support, and so many people helped us get everything together. It’s been one of my year’s major highlights, and I plan to do more in the future!
We wanted to capture a fun party scene for the music video, and the more we planned, the more it turned into a bigger event. We had so many people show up and share their support, and so many people helped us get everything together.
[Kaden Perkinson, Verum]
How’d the track come together?
We were lucky to work with Micheal Hardy on the recording and production side. He’s an evil genius when it comes to music. He helped us take the bare bones of this song and flesh it out so much that it had some real structure and purpose to it.
Tim Maxwell was a massive help on the mixing side of things, throwing in all his own influences to the mix to make certain sections stand out more, and we can’t thank him enough!
You must be stoked about your upcoming tour. What’s in store for that?
We’ve been working on a lot of our old songs and trying to breathe new life into them. We’re also preparing a couple of fresh ideas for the road. We’ve been really creative lately and can’t wait to share that with everyone.
We’re stoked to be playing with Resident in Newcastle, as I think they are just the fucking coolest band in Newie at the moment. We’re excited to head back to Sydney and show everyone what we’ve been working on. And there’ll be no better way to end this tour than by bringing it all home to Brisbane for our last show of the year. We’ve got Trust and Mellow on at the moment, who are way more talented than us, so we’re grateful that they wanted to jump on and support us for that show.
What’s the band got planned for 2023?
We have so many ideas and options that we don’t know where to start. We’re keen to keep playing music and more shows and releasing music as we go. We want to do an EP at some point next year. We want to release some of the acoustic songs we’ve been working on and so much more that we probably shouldn’t talk about just yet!
Anything before we let you head off?
We just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who we’ve encountered throughout our journey as a band – whether you’re a fan, a mate, working behind the scenes or even just lending an ear to us. This band is so much fun, and we’re so grateful that we get to meet awesome new bands all the time and can do whatever we want with our sound, and people like it!