Melbourne indie-pop outfit Teenage Dads have shared a brand new single titled ‘Cheerleader’ forward of their east coast headline tour later this 12 months.
Marking their first slice of latest materials for 2021, ‘Cheerleader’ shines with jangly strummed guitars harking back to Vampire Weekend’s early work, a daring and radiant bassline, and textured vocals muddied ever-so-slightly to offer the monitor a wistful, nostalgic really feel.
Check out the visualiser for ‘Cheerleader’, whereby the band spend three minutes chasing themselves subsequent to a seaside, under:
In a press release launched in the present day (July 30), Teenage Dads frontman Jordan Finlay stated ‘Cheerleader’ was about “indecisiveness resulting in missed alternatives and remorse”, impressed by a interval Finlay went by means of by which he was unable to make any important progress in his ambitions.
“I wrote this final 12 months feeling like I had spent a lot of my time not working arduous sufficient to place myself on the market and continually feeling as if nothing was getting executed,” he stated. “I used to be in a rut, felt like my life was transferring on with out me and all that remained have been treasured recollections to maintain me motivated for no matter got here subsequent.”
The visualiser for ‘Cheerleader’ was filmed at Fort Nepean, an 18th century fort within the Mornington Peninsula city of Portsea. Of its creation, guitarist Connor McLaughlin stated: “We have been strapped for concepts, so we headed to a random location to see what we got here up with.
“That is what emerged from skinny air. There was an amazing debate on operating clockwise or anticlockwise, however the fitting choice was made ultimately.”
Teenage Dads will take ‘Cheerleader’ to the stage later this 12 months, kicking off a run of headline exhibits in Adelaide on Saturday September 4. They’ll play a hometown present in Melbourne later that month, earlier than rolling by means of Newcastle, Maroochydore, Brisbane and the Gold Coast within the first week of November.
Tickets for all six exhibits are on sale now from the band’s website, with a press releasing noting that extra exhibits are set to be introduced within the coming weeks.
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