West Thebarton Announce Debut Album
Different Beings Being Different
Out May 18th on Domestic La La
Release Video For New Song “Stuck On You”
Photo Credit: Jack Fenby
Adelaide, Australia’s West Thebarton have just announced the release of their debut album Different Beings Being Different, set to be released on May 18th via the new label from James Tidswell of Violent Soho, Domestic La La. West Thebarton have just released a music video for their new single “Stuck On You.” Pre-orders for Different Beings Being Different are available now. The band has also just announced an Australian tour this summer, as well as festival performances at Reading & Leeds and Boardmasters in the UK. A full list of dates can be found below and tickets are available now.
Watch West Thebarton’s new video for “Stuck On You” now
Straight outta the mean streets of Adelaide, West Thebarton have been teetering on the precipice of greatness for some time. In 2016, the band forged themselves into our consciousness with their self titled EP, support slots with the likes of Cloud Nothings and King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizzard, plus appearances at BIGSOUND and Groovin’ The Moo.
Reluctant to take their foot off the gas, the band tore right into 2017 adding new drummer Caitlin Thomas to the fray, and releasing their deeply relatable single ‘Moving Out’. ‘Well-received’ might be a bit of an understatement as the track enjoyed a solid thrashing on Australian radio, well and truly catching the attention of industry bigwigs and new fans the nation over. An ensuing industry scuffle landed them a management deal with Fidelity Corp (Karnivool, Thelma Plum), and shortly after, self proclaimed super-fan James Tidswell of Violent Soho signed them to his new label, Domestic La La.
Backing things up with the release of equally-adored ‘Bible Camp’, West Thebarton capped off their bumper year with a neat run alongside Polish Club, blistering sets at the Falls Festivals and The AU Review’s ‘Rock Artist of the Year’ Award. Phew! Nothing left to do except get that album out, right?
Committed to tape over just one week, between day jobs, West Thebarton’s debut album Different Beings Being Different was recorded with Dylan Adams (DMA’s, The Vines); tracked at Twin Earth Studios in Adelaide’s southwest, and mixed at Adams’ own studio in Coogee, NSW. Greg Calbi then mastered the record at Sterling Sound Studios in New York City.
Frontman Reverend Ray describes the the new LP as “real Aussie straight-from-the-gut rock. I wanted the record to be fucking grandiose, like INXS or Midnight Oil, but not try and be a pub rock cliché.” The crisp tones painted all over this ripper of a record lend it an instantly nostalgic quality, while still sounding fresh and youthful as hell. The whole thing smacks of sweaty summers spent in suburban backyards with pals. Drink to it, talk about it, laugh with it. It’s a meaningful, fuzzy maelstrom of four-guitar, brazen rock, and it’s available to pre-order now.
1. Moving Out
3. Stuck On You
5. Bible Camp
9. Do You Believe
10. On The Hill
11. Set It Straight
06/07 – Rad Bar – Wollongong, AU
06/08 – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney, AU
06/09 – Cambridge Warehouse – Newcastle, AU
06/10 – Northcote Social Club – Melbourne, AU
06/22 – Badlands – Perth, AU
06/23 – Mojos – Fremantle, AU
06/29 – The Zoo – Brisbane, AU
06/30 – The Gov – Adelaide, AU
08/10 – Boardmasters – Newquay, UK
08/24 – Reading or Leeds Festival, UK
08/25 – Leeds or Reading Festival, UK