After an almost 2 year hiatus, young sibling rockers AGNES BLUE are back with a fresh sound and new single, titled ‘WASTED’, which is set to be released 8/12/18.
The years between 2012 and 2015 were busy for Guitarist/Vocalist Jack Blandford (now 21 years old) and his younger Sister Frea Blandford (now aged 19), who plays drums in the band. They Released 2 E.Ps under an old alias and toured extensively, playing all over QLD at Festivals and Venues from Far North QLD to the South-East, making a name for themselves as a hardworking original live act.
2017 and some of 2018 saw them take a break from touring and recording though, taking time out to explore and work on their personal lives; Jack to play as a session Guitarist with Sunshine Coast acts such as The Floating Bridges, Mufassa, Olivia Ruth, and Frea to study and complete a Live Music Performance course.
AB’s New Single ‘Wasted’ sees them move away from the Blues sound they were once known for, and move into a Garage/Alternative Rock sound, still full of riff heavy guitars, huge sounding drums and meaningful lyrics.
‘Wasted’ is about the societal pressure put on people to work for years of their lives, sometimes without even doing a job they love, to make just enough money to pay the bills and own the things they need to survive, while also making it difficult for creative people to work on their art, music and projects. It also tells a story about how some people turn to alcohol and drugs of a weekend to try and forget their working week, helping for a short time to dismiss their troubles and worries.
The track was recorded in July 2018 with local Producer/Engineer Brian Goodworth at his Studio, Big Rock Studios in Coolum, Sunshine Coast. The track was also Mastered by Paul Blakey at 12th and Vine Post on the Gold Coast. The Single artwork is a Piece by Aboriginal Artist Rhiannon Williams, based in Melbourne.
‘Wasted’ by Agnes Blue out 8/12/18 via Spotify, iTunes and Triple J Unearthed.
‘Wasted’ Music Video set for release late December.