“..effortlessly move between post-punk experimentalism and electronic synth-wave…” – Purple Sneakers
“Autosuggest draws parallels to another Australian electro-rock muso, Samsaruh. The pair are a testament of the genre’s prospering presence within the Australian music community.” – Futuremag Music
“Autosuggest – it’ll win you over, I reckon.” – Dave Ruby Howe, triple j
Sydney electronic rock trio Autosuggest return today with provocative new single ‘My Signal.’ Recorded across two bedrooms and a kitchen, the band are experimenting with pop aesthetics, electronic soundscapes, and female backing vocals for the first time.
Biting guitar riffs, chunky basslines and vocals from new collaborator Carla Maar all shine in this new piece exploring lust, addiction and dependency. “For this ‘season’ of the band, lot of the work is based upon exiting a toxic relationship, finding all the wrong ways to cope with the mess and learning to deal with it.” explains frontman Alec Mallia.
Representing a new musical direction for the three-piece, the track sees Autosuggest incorporate nods to classic new-wave and post-punk bands INXS and The Strokes with their signature electronic rock sound. Finished separately due to the COVID-19 lockdown, ‘My Signal’ has become a point of pride for their second season as a band, Alec goes on to explain: “We’re moving towards that new-wave rhythm and feel. I don’t think there’s a lot of acts in this area at the moment that are leaning that hard into pop style choruses like we are; it’s a lot more playful than its contemporaries, but keeps the attitude.”
Autosuggest found its start as Alec’s solo project, yet, after the release of 2017’s Murmur EP and 2019’s Tame Harm album, it has now expanded to include the talents of bassist Jack McFarlane and guitarist Jordan Sexty. ‘My Signal’ is the latest we’ve heard from the band after February’s single ‘Straight to the Bottom.’ Prior to this, their single ‘Heron’ saw rotation on FBi Radio, airtime on triple j’s Something More with Tim Shiel, as well as plays across community radio stations including 4ZZZ and Radio Adelaide. The band have also received praise from tastemakers including Scenestr, Happy Mag, Pilerats, Purple Sneakers, Savage Thrills and more.
It’s the latest sneak peek we’ve been granted into their new season of music and shaping up to be an innovative and exciting development for the project, as they push genre boundaries and add to their musical palette.