Currently romping across the nation this June as special guests for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, RAAVE TAPES are set to send the dance-floor into rapture with new single dancing because I'm sad. The dance-punk trio have also been announced this week to join Mallrat, Sampa The Great, Skegss and Thelma Plum this October at Stonefest.
dancing because I'm sad explodes with foreboding beats and vicious hooks, while the tension between bassist Lindsay O'Connell's soaring vocals and frontman/guitarist Joab Eastley's fierce delivery provides the ultimate in sonic warfare.
An ode to shirking responsibility and indulgent self-sabotage, the track explores one of society's destructive ways of dealing with personal issues, by completely ignoring them and going off the rails for the evening. Throughout the song, both protagonists attempt to convince themselves that staying on the dance floor is a good idea, even when they're by themselves and their friends are long gone.
dancing because I'm sad follows on from the frenzied and unpredictable stabs and will feature on their forthcoming EP, due later this year. The track adds to 2018 single SUDS and breakout singles 2 U XOXO and k bye which has seen the dance-punk trio harness an army of devoted fans.
Famed for their undeniably jubilant live show, in the past year, RAAVE TAPES have completed a national headline tour, including a sold out 800+ capacity takeover at the Cambridge Hotel; showcased to packed rooms at BIGSOUND and were invited to perform alongside The Gooch Palms and West Thebarton. The festival favourites have also performed sets at Groovin The Moo, Yours and Owls, Mountain Sounds, Psyched As Festival, The Hills Are Alive, Best Night Ever with DZ Deathrays, Dune Rats, WAAX and Gooch Palms and co-headlined the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl.
Raave Tapes - Tour Dates
Performing as special guests for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Thursday, 13th June | The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Friday, 14th June | The Croxton, Melbourne VIC
Saturday, 15th June | Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Friday, 21st June | Astor, Perth WA
Saturday 19 October | University of Canberra, Canberra ACT
Photo credit: Lazybones