Melbourne three-piece The Rollercanes are back with the third single from their upcoming album, ‘Morning Show’ and before we go any further, go and add this track to your ‘Summer Roady’ or ‘Bevs n’ BBQs’ playlists on Spotify STAT.
Upon opening up the link to listen to this track for the first time, the songs caption reads: “ We don’t really write serious songs, but this is kind of a serious song” this had me curious at first, had the band I loved for their riff-heavy, garage rock and tongue in cheek lyrics gone straight edge? Well never fear, they haven’t! Although they do seem to have come a long way from the girl troubles on their 2015 EP ‘Fame Doesn’t Want You’. Morning Show is a change of pace for the band. An outward look at the world we live in today, in all it’s fucked up, ratings focused glory.
Lead singer and guitarist Dan Wright says the song was born out of frustration.
“It’s about how certain ‘news’ shows try to pit people against each other for the sake of a story. The ‘morning show’ reference is a bit of dig at one particular incident last year. I didn’t realise I was writing this kind of song until about halfway through the process. I don’t want to be one of those ‘serious’ writers who acts like we’re doomed all the time, so…apologies.”
(We’ll forgive ya Dan, as long as you keep writing songs as bangin’ as this one!)
Musically, the track has the same distorted guitar, thumping bass and headbang-worthy drums the band are known and loved for, while serving up some warm, pop undertones that don’t seem to have been explored by the band before. We especially love drummer Josh Tucker and bassist Ryan Laughlin’s backing vocals in the chorus and cannot wait to sing along with them at their next gig!
Dan says this track is a case of the band giving themselves more freedom to let their songs take their own shape, rather focusing on making music with a particular sound.
The Rollercanes are the real deal, a band who are doing the hard slog and going from strength to strength with every release. We can’t wait to see what’s next for these blokes and especially can’t wait to get our mitts on their debut album which is set to be released early next year.
Morning Show is being released via Main Offender Records on the 24th of November on all digital music stores.
Saturday 9th of December – Supporting Dal Santo at Ding Dong Lounge (Melbourne)
Sunday 17th December – Supporting Peach Fur at The Tote (Melbourne)
For more upcoming shows, news, and shenanigans head to The Rollercanes Facebook page.
Images by Briannagh O’Loughlin