Spookyland ‘Rock & Roll Weakling’
Sydney band SPOOKYLAND have been on the local circuit for quite some time now, through through the release of their single ‘The Silly Fucking Thing‘, it’s safe to say that they’re currently being talked about more than ever. With their Rock & Roll Weakling EP due to hit shelves this week, they’ve just revealed the title track ahead of its release.
A little more light-hearted in terms of composition, ‘Rock & Roll Weakling’ bequeaths to the listener a large sound considering the little instrumentation present. Opening with a guitar shyed of a harmonica with an old soul, the textured drumbeat soon explodes all over the entire track, delivering a colossal sound to the expansive atmosphere.
Listening to the lyrics of ‘Rock & Roll Weakling’ will have you vicariously strolling along an average looking boardwalk as Spookyland, pointing out the most mundane sightings and reflecting on a series of profound memories that are somehow inspired by these obsolete, often dismissed images. While it doesn’t sound overly riveting, the talented wordsmith that is frontman Marcus Gordon constructs his stories in a manner that both engages and resonates with his audience; regardless of how interesting or outrageous the content of the recount is.
Considering this unique songwriting style and the impacting progression during the lifespan of the song, ‘Rock & Roll Weakling’ leaves us with a listening experience worth remembering, which has resulted in us beaming with great anticipation for the forthcoming EP release.
‘Rock & Roll Weakling’ is the leading and title track off Spookyland‘s new EP, due for release this Friday, 18th July via Monday Records. You can grab the track for free digital download via the band’s SOUNDCLOUD for a very limited time.
Words by Hannah Galvin.