After dropping their critically praised debut album’ Postcard From A Residing Hell‘ in April, Eora/Sydney-based alt-rock shapeshifters RedHook have simply returned with their unapologetic new single ‘Tourist‘ – produced by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic) and blended by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Paramore).
Impressed by a quote from popular culture dad determine Ron Swanson (Parks & Recreation), ‘Tourist’ is a heavy alt-rock anthem about strolling away from a relationship with an emotionally manipulative narcissist. The monitor is saturated with darkish, string-drenched atmosphere and the searing vocals of frontwoman Emmy Mack.
Emmy talks concerning the inspiration behind ‘Tourist’, “I wrote the lyrics and top-line for ‘Tourist’ in the midst of our tour with In Hearts Wake final 12 months whereas going by way of a breakup of a two-year relationship. Nevertheless it was greater than only a breakup; it was a grueling technique of digging the shrapnel of two years’ value of nuclear love bombing out of my coronary heart and processing the shattering revelation that this one that had so aggressively and relentlessly professed to like me, and who had labored so arduous to promote me on the dream of a contented future collectively, had been mendacity and dishonest the complete time. So that is my Olivia Rodrigo second, the pour-your-guts-out breakup anthem, the tune I wrote for myself to remain sturdy, stroll away, and never get lured again in by any extra lies or emotional manipulations.”
‘Tourist’ comes packing a slick, cabaret-inspired music video, filmed and edited by earlier ‘Imposter’ music video collaborator Colin Jeffs of Ten Of Swords Media inside Eora/Sydney’s iconic Lansdowne Resort. The fashionable, performance-based clip options Emmy burning a bunch of genuine love letters in a symbolic gesture of letting go, therapeutic and transferring ahead.
The discharge additionally comes as RedHook gears up for an enormous Aussie summer time pageant season, together with performances at Spilt Milk alongside Submit Malone and Dom Dolla and Tarntanya/Adelaide’s Froth and Fury Fest alongside Sunk Loto and Suicidal Tendencies. They’ll see out the 12 months with a efficiency at Emo By no means Sleeps NYE on the Royal Melbourne Resort.
This follows on from a jam-packed 2023 dwell schedule throughout which has seen RedHook tour Australia supporting legendary rockers The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Dependancy, earlier than finishing their greatest ever, largely sold-out headline tour, which included a recording of triple j‘s Dwell At The Wi-fi at their sold-out Naarm/Melbourne present on the Nook Resort.
Together with this, the band toured the UK and Europe for a 3rd time, supporting Stand Atlantic and performing dwell on the twentieth Anniversary of Obtain UK and Czech Republic’s Rock For Folks. They’ve additionally beforehand performed Germany’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, and Australia’s Yours & Owls, Groovin the Moo, Good Issues and UNIFY Gathering festivals.
Their debut document’ Postcard From A Residing Hell’ peaked at #10 on the ARIA Album Charts and was triple j‘s Function Album. Earlier releases have additionally obtained immense help from the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, BBC Radio 1 (UK), Kerrang! (UK), triple j Unearthed, NME, Hysteria Journal, Kill Your Stereo, MANIACS and Wall of Sound.
‘Tourist’ is accessible worldwide now – HERE