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‘One Time’ is the latest crescendo-ing burst of brilliance from Sydney band, Human Noise, it starts off with Eddie Boyd’s memorable vocals and pulsating drum beat before building up to a hard-hitting guitar solo. It’s one of the first tracks written for their new album ‘Animal People’ coming out on October 21.
“I wanted to write a song that really just built itself off a single chord. I love the tension that comes from just clinging to that drone for the first 3 and a half minutes before it finally releases into the outro. There are these long screeching guitar solos with the band chugging along underneath and it really lends itself to being drawn out when we play live. I feel like it’s a really nice break from an otherwise quite lyrically led album.” Eddie Boyd, Human Noise
Human Noise’s forthcoming album ‘Animal People’ will thrill fans of indie-punk rock acts like Sonic Youth, RAT!hammock and The Strokes. It features a collection of songs about friendship, anxiety, frustrations and self critique. “At the end of 2017 I came out of a really long period of session touring that had left me pretty creatively frustrated and that coincided with the end of a long term relationship. I got the sense that the following year would be pretty fruitful creatively so I decided to just book 3 weeks of recording in early 2019 before I’d written any songs. It was a pretty scary move, but one I thought would also be a pretty good motivator to get me writing. I had to pay a deposit and book flights to NZ so there was no way of backing out. I’d never written to a deadline before and it turned out to be something that worked really well for me.” Eddie Boyd, Human Noise
‘Animal People’ was predominantly produced by Ben Edwards (Julia Jacklin, Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams) with Blain Cuneen producing tracks ‘The Will Of Others’ and ‘Animal People’. It was mastered by Andrew Edgson with all songs recorded in The Sitting Room Studios, Lyettelton New Zealand.
Eddie Boyd – Vocals, Guitar
Monty Richmond – Guitar, Vocals
Josh Spolc – Bass, Vocals
Clayton Allen – Drums, Vocals
In support of their new single and album Human Noise will be playing shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Thirroul and Newcastle.
HUMAN NOISE TOUR DATES
Friday, November 5, Stag and Hunter, Newcastle tickets
Thursday, November 25 The Vanguard, Sydney tickets
Friday, November 26, Beaches, Thirroul free show
Wednesday, December 8 Small Time, Melbourne free show
Thursday, January 20 The Retreat, Melbourne
PRAISE FOR HUMAN NOISE
Colourful Shirt: “I was all in on this at the end, it’s got power and mood and the build and pay off is right on the money.”
Declan Byrne, Triple j
Bad Language: “Good name for a band and it fits well with the world-weary grievances put into song here. I’m gonna stick around for more cathartic dust ups from Human Noise.”
Dave Ruby Howe, Triple j Unearthed
Bad Language: “There’s a sense of urgency in the delivery and the songwriting felt strong and real. Had me reminded of acts like Ball Park and Boy & Bear at moments too. Nice one.”
Claire Mooney, Triple j
Colourful Shirt: “earnest, climactic and frenetic all in one. now that i think about it, that seems to be the M.O of human noise and it sure as hell makes for some good listening.”
Joe Khan, Triple j
“Bad Language is a follow up to their blistering 2020 single ‘How Is It You Do That’, a rollicking lo-fi tune with the punk-rock grit turned up to 11.”
FBi Independent Artist of The Week
“An uptempo melodic spray, with jangly guitars and an electric energy, ‘How Is It You Do That?’ has us salivating at the thought of ten more tracks from one of Australia’s best kept secrets.”
Life Without Andy
“There is something undeniably frenetic about the razor sharp songwriting of Sydney based indie-punk outfit Human Noise.”
Bittersweet symphonies blog (UK)
Single: ‘One Time’ is out now.
Album: ‘Animal People’ is released on Thursday, October 21.
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