The sound of The Limbs is one steeped in rich rock and grunge. With their new single ‘Here’, the Perth four-piece show off another element of their dynamism as a rock band and excite, as the band looks ahead to a bright and busy second half of 2019.
‘Here’ is driven by free and driving guitar and vocal melodies, while the rhythm section of the track harks back to the glory days of The Smiths, and the dominating essence of Blur. Recorded at Perth’s Debaser Studios with Andy Lawson (Gyroscope, Tired Lion) on production and mixing, with Simon Struthers (Bob Evans, Felicity Groom) on mastering, ‘Here’ is a fine release from one of the West Coast’s beloved rock acts. “The chorus, “I’ve lived a million lies and truths for you,” is about being in so many minds and confused but also embracing the truth in what’s important in life.” James Redman, The Limbs
Coming together in 2013, The Limbs became a popular fixture on the WA live scene, quickly locking in shows alongside the likes of Tired Lion and Pat Chow, as the release of their debut EP Beginner put the band further on the radars of many. In the years that have ensued, The Limbs have continued to hone their sound, stemming from an early love of shoegaze and alternative rock, flourishing into a central sound encompassing punk and grunge too.
The band’s sophomore release, Dive In, made an impact all its own, setting the foundation for The Limbs’ sound in 2019. The charging sounds of single ‘Caught Me At A Bad Time’ signalled a new chapter for the band, bolstered by the introduction of new band member Clayton Brown (guitar) and successful shows supporting Jebediah and Abbe May.
The release of ‘Here’ this month simply furthers the carefree nature of The Limbs’ music. Sure, it is rock music served up with grit, but there’s also a loftiness to Redman’s melodies that brings the music further into the light.
PRAISE FOR THE LIMBS
“How’s the smoulder on this track? Chugs and burns with indignant intensity.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe (‘Caught Me At A Bad Time’, 2018)
“…bringing together the softness of dreamy shoe-gaze with the gritty rawness of old school punk and alt-rock for a release that sits somewhere between Blur, The Pixies and The Strokes.”
Pilerats (Dive In EP, 2018)
“The release sees the band sounding fresher than ever with grungy drums, punky guitar riggs and indie-pop lyrics – The Pixies meets PJ Harvey.”
RTR FM (‘Caught Me At A Bad Time’, 2018)
Their music maintaining a timeless sound and their live presence continuing to strengthen, The Limbs are preparing a brand new live show to amplify the sound of ‘Here’. WA crowds will be getting their first official taste of ‘Here’ in June and July – mark it down now.
THE LIMBS ‘HERE’ LAUNCH SHOWS
Friday 28th June Indian Ocean Hotel Scarborough
with Gazey, Silver Hills, Filth Wizard
Saturday 13th July Badlands Perth
Around The Sound
with Legs Electric, Datura4, Band of Missfits
‘Here’ is released on Friday, 28th June 2019.