Nine Inch Nails was a massive influence for this track. Heavy pounding synth bass defines the track at its core, but Radiohead, Mars Volta, Aphex Twin and many others are also huge influences on us.
I wrote the original riff whilst brainstorming ideas for another band in my own time. But I decided it was too good to share and I was holding on to that one for man vs synth! Sometimes a song can take months or a year to write but In Sheep’s Clothing came together relatively quickly. All the parts seemed to fall into place one after the other.
I wrote, performed, recorded, produced, and mixed everything (except the drums were performed by Hamish). Beau McKee mastered the track for me and he performed some dark magic to make it sound as good as it does – believe me. The recordings happened all over Melbourne. From studios I was running to my bedroom to theatre spaces we hired to record the drums this production was very much all over the place.
This track is about realising you’re not always the good guy in someone’s story. The things about yourself that you hide from others can make you feel like you’re a wolf in sheep’s clothing at times. This song is part of the narrative structure of the album I’m writing which talks about the different hellish places people enter in their everyday lives.
We’ve got a bunch of new, unheard tracks that we’re premiering for the first time at The Tote which we can’t wait for everyone to hear! We might have a surprise cover nested within one of our tracks too. Be there to check it out!