Australia’s favourite punk underdogs THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES are back with the release of a new mini-punkumentary, “The Life We Chose” and single, “Meat Hook”. The hilarious special follows the self-proclaimed “buzz band” on their rise to cult status following the success of their critically acclaimed punkumentary series in late 2015. Featuring footage from Australia’s Laneway Festival, cameos from the likes of CHVRCHES, DMA’s and METZ, Bigsound conference panels and showcases amongst Australia’s most impressive rising acts, the boys have had a momentous year. Watch here
Amongst the mayhem of relentless touring, the TNSW crew have also been seen around Australia filming Season Two of These New South Whales. Set to premiere in 2017, the series is Executive Produced by comedy giants Laura Waters (Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja’mie: Private School Girl) and Jeffrey Walker (Angry Boys, Modern Family, Difficult People) and music royalty Roger O’Donnell(The Cure). It is also rumored to feature a long list of local heros and special guests including The Cure, Daniel Johns, Jimmy Barnes, Phoebe Tonkin, Dune Rats and many more.
The punkumentary special comes with the announce of the band’s new single, “Meat Hook” which premiered on triple j’s “Drive with Veronica and Lewis” last week. Taken off their forthcoming debut LP (recorded in a WWII bunker) set for release in 2017, the song follows in the lines of punk lords Eddy Current Current Suppression Ring and Gang of Four with a two-minute burst of aggressive drums, snarling bass, jagged guitar and politically charged vocals. Of the track, Jamie Timony aka The Workhorse says, “They’ve got us all on Meat Hooks. There’s nothing more to say.” Listen to it HERE.