Following the recent signing announcement, Rude Records is proud to announce the Sidewinder EP from Sydney's Stand Atlantic, which will be released worldwide on Friday, September 15, 2017.
Enlisting the help of producer Stevie Knight (With Confidence), mixing engineer, James Wisner (As It Is) and mastering engineer, Grant Berry (Busted, Me VS Hero, Milestones), the band crafted Sidewinder. A 5-track EP that offers captivating vocals enveloped by a fresh blend of melodic hooks and power-driven instrumentals. With honest lyrics at its core, Sidewinder will undoubtedly launch Stand Atlantic and hook-in admiring fans along the way.
Having premiered the first song off the EP, 'Coffee at Midnight', on triple j's Short. Fast. Loud. last week, the catchy number and accompanying music video is officially released today. Excited to unveil their music video directed by Kieran Ellis-Jones, singer Bonnie shares, 'we wanted to show a more abstract/non linear story in the video of a relationship between two people - something that most people could relate to. Our director Kieran Ellis-Jones was great to work with and really brought everything to life." Fans can watch the video below: Watch 'Coffee At Midnight' video
Question: How would you describe Stand Atlantic's music?
Bonnie Fraser: Catchy melodies, driving guitars and an overall sound that makes a point of embracing the more aggressive side of pop punk.
Question: Can you tell us about the inspiration behind the track, Coffee at Midnight?
Bonnie Fraser: It's a song about the contrast of two mindsets. Desperately trying to cling onto something or someone, even though you have no real control over the situation, and the feeling of moving forward and being able to reflect on the past – realising that what you were holding onto really wasn't worth the effort.
Question: Where did this idea for Sidewinder come from?
Bonnie Fraser: The EP name comes from the title of the first song we wrote for it, called Sidewinder. That whole song stemmed from the first vocal line of the first verse. Sidewinder is one of those snakes that hide in the desert (but apparently it's also a kind of fried potato, which is a nice touch haha). It's a song about acknowledging differences, whether they're good or bad, hidden or obvious.
Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?
Bonnie Fraser: We haven't been able to take the new songs to the stage YET but I have a feeling Sidewinder will be my favourite to play!
Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend your show who would it be?
Bonnie Fraser: Jamie Oliver, please, if for whatever reason you are reading this, we would love to have you see us play. This is a formal invitation.
Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?
Bonnie Fraser: I love both! but i think live wins... just a feeling you can't get from doing anything else.
Question: What is the story behind the name, Stand Atlantic?
Bonnie Fraser: To be honest we just liked the word 'atlantic' at the time. We were sitting (no pun intended) on the name 'Atlantic Falls' but we thought it sounded a bit too metal and negative so we switched it around to something that makes absolutely no sense but we just rolled with it anyway.
Question: How did the band come together?
Bonnie Fraser: Potter (bass) and I went to the same music school and were in a band together, then we decided to start fresh with a new name and new members, met Jonno (drums) through mutual friends and that was that really!
Question: What motivates you most when writing music?
Bonnie Fraser: Making dumb life choices, feeling emotional and other music.
Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?
Bonnie Fraser: For me personally, I'm a huge Blackbear fan, Bully, Decade, Ceres, Greyscale, Harry Styles new album... Too many records on repeat to be honest...
Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?
Bonnie Fraser: My dad, a Good Charlotte DVD and Avril Lavigne haha. My dad used to be in a touring band back in the 70s/80s so it's kind of always been something I've been aware of as a career. Good Charlotte had a documentary about their band and it was so fascinating to me and I would watch it over and over as a kid. Avril used to be way cool and I related to her a lot so it made it seem so possible for a girl to be in a 'punk rock' band (which of course it totally is), it was nice to have her to look up to in that respect!
Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Bonnie Fraser: Personally, I'd love to write with Sia. She is a very talented human being.
Interview by Brooke Hunter