Following the release of their debut single, ‘Waste My Time’ earlier this year, Subtle Mullets are back to cause more airwaves with Her(e), a grandiose power-pop and garage pop anthem. Subtle Mullets are a five piece band hailing .from Sydney’s inner west. The proudly queer outfit are more than eager to cause waves into the present state of alternative music. With juts a few live shows under their belt, the group has only so far shared teasers to their hyper energetic sound, irresistible style and undeniably unmistakeable vibe. On this second track, your eagerness to hear more from them will only grow.
According to the band, the track was written from the perspective of a friend who needed to get out of Sydney because of their repetitive bad habits and the need for something ‘new’. The song focuses on addressing toxic relationships and the fallout and apprehensions that remains constant in any dramatic life changes. But at its core, the song is about starting fresh.
Beginning with a heavy and slightly distorted riff, the song immediately pulls you in with its defiant energy. The vocal performance and lyrics, which tell the story of getting away from the place that’s holding you back felt almost Springsteen-esque thematically. The production combines two seemingly distinct styles, power pop and garage rock, to fuse them into a genre that’s distinctively a Subtle Mullet’s special.
“But I can’t live in fear/I gotta get away from here” is the single defining line on this uplifting anthemic tune.
It’s audacious and inspiring all at once. For anyone even slightly intrigued by garage rock or indie pop, this unique Australian five piece outfit is a fantastic group to check out.