Returning with their second release for 2020, The Grogans unleash new single ‘Got A Girl’.
Continuing to fuse a shared love for fiery punk, surf-rock and indie sounds together, the Melbourne trio have executed a melodic and tight track that, just over two minutes, gives listeners a charged up dose of Grogans-esque mischief.
‘Got A Girl’, taken from The Grogans’ forthcoming second record Day / To / Day, follows on from July’s ‘Dead Weight’ single. What started as a jam sesh late in the recording process of the album, ‘Got A Girl’ soon became a favourite with the band. Thematically, the single is a straightforward tune about being carefree, enjoying the moment and the upsides of being in a relationship.
“We started it as a little jam, pretty late in the recording process of the album. Lyrically, it’s about our girlfriends and enjoying cruisey relationships and how we don’t have any money and to not stress about that.” The Grogans
An insight into the new sounds and dynamics of the new Grogans material, ‘Got A Girl’ comes strong with its hooks and melodies, balancing punkish attitudes with surf-rock guitars and vocals. Diving further into vintage sounds, The Grogans present a defined picture of themselves on this single and by extension, the new album.
Recorded at Grogans HQ and out in Ocean Grove, Day / To / Day had the opportunity to come together outside of Melbourne, with Ocean Grove providing an idyllic relaxed setting for The Grogans to settle into. Spending their time making music, skating and hanging out made the album process far easier an experience to get through; with new ideas and sonic sessions coming naturally for the band over time.
“We wanted to build off of our last album and EPs, writing songs that we enjoy playing and listening to. It’s got a bit more of a 60s surf sound than our last releases; we just like that era – the style, the sound of the time, the cars. We also tried to have less limits, to show our wide variety and bigger picture of what The Grogans are, who we collectively are as people.” The Grogans
Forming in high school, The Grogans have got a stack of releases as well as a strong live reputation to their name in debut album Just What You Want (2019) and EP releases Grogan Grove (2018), Twangs ‘n’ Cans (2017), and Cacteyed (2016). Emerging as a dominant constant on the Melbourne music scene and an exciting presence on stages around the country.
PRAISE FOR THE GROGANS
“A bold and heavier mix from The Grogans, and I’m liking them up the ante.”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Dead Weight’)
“The Grogans capture the laid-back lifestyle we all yearn for.”
“The Grogans continue to kill it. This is a massive chiller. The amount of people at both your shows this weekend was insane. A line around the corner and everything?!?!! Any time now… I can’t wait to see you guys explode! “
Triple J Unearthed Claire Mooney
‘Got A Girl’ is released Wednesday 21st of October
‘Day / To / Day’ is released Friday 13th of November