The Grogans drop their churning psychedelic slow jam ‘Inside My Mind’ with kaleidoscopic music video + announce AU/NZ tour dates

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“like the love child of The Ramones and Supergrass.” – Arun Kendall, Backseat Mafia

Melbourne raconteurs The Grogans return in all their laconic glory on their all out audio visual psych trip ‘Inside My Mind’. Filling the big shoes of the trio’s recent success with their 7’’ double A-side singles ‘Just A Kid’ and ‘Be Your Man’—collectively added to Spotify’s New Music Friday AU & NZ, Fresh Finds AU & NZ and Local Noise playlists—‘Inside My Mind’ continues The Grogans’ prolifically inventive and pigeonhole-defying style in a bluesy psych trip of epic proportions. To celebrate the release, Quin, Gus and Jordy, are thrilled to announce an upcoming Australia New Zealand tour this winter, heading to Tasmania, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.

Out today via Cousin Will Records in tandem with a kaleidoscopic new video accompaniment, ‘Inside My Mind’ navigates perceived misconceptions and irrational thoughts in a woozy fuzz fest of swampy blues and surf psych. The song’s lucrative reverberations and hazy delay are exemplified by the Jackson Hayat directed clip with glistening colourful visuals by Nathaniel Stewart in a fever dream feast for the senses. Be sure to join the band tonight at 6pm AEST as they go live on their Youtube to join their fans in the video’s official release.

“The concept behind Inside My Mind’s music video was to create a set that made it look almost as if we were performing inside our own heads. The installation + projections build on this concept further, as when each of us are playing on our own within the installation, it is as if our minds are clogged up with our own thoughts (in this case, colours). These shots are then mixed in with the shots of the three of us all playing together, those shots are a lot less dense, with the colours / projections working together to create beautiful visuals without much at all getting in the way.” – The Grogans

nside my mind is a track that has been around for years. I believe it was written sometime between 2016/2017. This song is based on that anxious feeling you might get from making up irrational things in your head but understanding they are just fake perceptions you’ve created. The whole song (lyrically and sonically) is a different feel for this album following the last two singles, but our albums tend to normally dip into a few different genres, reflecting the three of our different influences.” – The Grogans

Having just completed a massive sold out Australian tour with Hockey Dad, as well as performing at Sailor Jerry’s Road to Rolling Stone concert alongside Eliza & The Delusionals and The TerrysThe Grogans are in fine form and raring to go for their biggest tour to date kicking off this June across three months at major cities across Australia and New Zealand. Do not miss your chance to catch this rising chameleon act as they perform songs from their expansive surf, punk, blues and reggae catalog this winter.

TOUR DATES:
AU

16 JUNE – Pub Rock Diner / Devonport, TAS
17 JUNE – Royal Oak / Launceston, TAS
18 JUND – Republic Bar / Hobart, TAS
25 JUND – Oxford Arts Factory / Sydney, NSW
2 JULY – The Corner Hotel (18+) / Melbourne, VIC
2 JULY – The Corner Hotel (U18) / Melbourne, VIC
8 JULY – The Aardvark / Perth, WA
9 JULY – Jive Bar / Adelaide, SA
15 JULY – The Zoo / Brisbane, QLD
16 JULY – The Northern / Byron Bay, NSW

NZ
11 AUGUST – Mono Nights, Canterbury Uni, Christchurch
12 AUGUST – Whammy Bar, Auckland
13 AUGUST – Meow, Wellington

All tickets on sale now via www.thegrogansband.com

OTHER UPCOMING SHOWS:
29 APRIL – Reconnect (AA) Music Festival
30 APRIL – Drift Music Festival
5 MAY – The Northern, Byron Bay (Hockey Dad Support)
11 JUNE – The Genny, Mt Hotham (Tour warm up)

‘Inside My Mind’ is out now via Cousin Will Records

‘Inside My Mind’ Credits
Written/Produced by The Grogans
Recorded & Mixed by Quin Grunden
Mastered by Joe Carra (Crystal Mastering)
Released through Cousin Will Records

Music Video
Directed by Jackson Hayat Films
Visuals by Nathaniel Stewart
Concept by The Grogans

‘Inside My Mind’ Lyrics
I should have been lonely, according to all the facts.
I should have felt something, I felt it inside my chest.

Must have been a thing inside my mind because I can’t seem to find it ‘round here.
Must have been a thing inside my past because I can’t seem to find it ‘round here.

And I thought I was upset, from all the things you did to me.
I realised something, all the things were in my head.

Must have been a thing inside my mind because I can’t seem to find it ‘round here.
Must have been a thing inside my past because I can’t seem to find it ‘round here.

It’s in my head, It’s screwing up my head.
I hoped for peace of mind instead.

Must have been a thing inside my mind because I can’t seem to find it ‘round here.
Must have been a thing inside my past because I can’t seem to find it ‘round here.

 

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