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While punk/grunge music in Australia may have moved away from social commentary and political discourse, with a lot of Aussie groups now preferring to focus on the important issues like shoeys and bongs etc (and there’s nothing wrong with that), it’s nice to hear a track that not only has an important message behind, but it also catchy as all hell. And that’s exactly what we have in VOIID’s latest, ‘Twin.’
Following up from previous singles, ‘Sill Girl’ and ‘Not For You,’ the Brisban four-piece have delivered another grungey anthem that kicks you right in the teeth. The track is loaded with heavy guitars, hooky vocals and memorable lyrics that preach the importance of recognising how the world around you impacts on, and controls, your physical appearance.
“The song is about society’s expectations of how we should look, dress, feel and sound and that the only people who should dictate these things for you are yourself,” guitarist Kate McGuire says. “We feel that abiding by someone else’s standards won’t get you anywhere.”
VOIID will be playing a run of shows up in August to launch ‘Twin’ and, if their live show is anywhere near as good as they sound recorded, you want want to miss out on these gigs (info here).