Drawing inspiration from society’s toxic relationship with social media, Colac born and bred dream-pop outfit The Attics new track ‘Instant Feed’ explores the intent behind curating our lives for social media. ‘Instant Feed’ exhibits the same trademark psych-pop sound with a more upbeat tempo that audiences got a taste of in most recent single ‘Pastel Blues’.
Check it out below…
To celebrate, we had the guys share their fave things to do offline!
1. Checking out other local bands in our favourite pubs. Homegrown inspiration.
Currently digging the new Cool Sounds music and will be looking forward to catching another show when they return home to Melbourne, but Honey have put on one of the most impressive shows we’ve seen lately.
2. Music festivals over Summer: some of our favourites are Golden Plains, By The Meadow and New Years Evie.
Might be a bit of bias in here as we’re part of the Meadow team, but Golden Plains and New Years Evie are some of the best musical moments you can have and 9 times out of 10 your phones flat. So this one is totally off the feed, very unplugged.
3. A game of golf on our day off: Steven has a mean swing about him.
I would like to imagine that when Steven picks up a golf club he actually does have flawless technique, but I’d say I’ve probably stretched the truth.
4. Band practice: each and every Monday night.
In a tiny tin shed that’s just 2.5 x 2.5m. Our new rehearsal space as of 2019. Forced close proximity bonding. When it’s tense, it’s very tense. When it’s winter, it’s very cold. When it’s summer, I can’t imagine what band practice is going to be like.
5. Cooking up a feast with Pete, our drummer: Grilling halloumi one slice at a time and frying chicken are his specialties.
True story about the halloumi. Caught Pete bbq’ing a single slice of halloumi before band practice a few weeks ago. Seemed like a lot of energy for one slice of cheese.
6. Writing new music: From the first idea, hook, riff or melody, through to the finished product.
Putting on my headphones and starting work on a new piece of music has got to be one of the best ways to disconnect from the internet. When an idea is developing quickly and the song is flowing together smoothly, a few hours can just disappear. It’s normally at the point where I look up and decide it’s ready to take to the band now that I realise how much time has passed.
7. Drinking our favourite beverages: Cameron-Wine, Steven-VB, Pete-Chocolate Milk, Ben-Homebrew.
You can catch Steven religiously knocking back a couple of VBs at each and every band practice. If you look up on stage and catch his eye, he’s probably got one in his hand between songs, or a couple sitting on top of the bass amp behind him. Choccy milk and homebrew are not generally welcomed on the stage.
PS: This was really hard to do. Just realised how many things that we do are actually wound up in the internet…