NECTAR bring the chilled vibe of Summer back with ‘FIND A NEW FRIEND’

by the partae

Photo Credit – Michael Tartaglia

Perth psychedelic, indie soul band NECTAR reveal today their funky new jam ‘Find A New Friend’. Mirroring the laid back vibes of Tame Impala, the track showcases a new sound for the young 4 piece fusing funk and soul grooves with disco influences. The song’s theme centres around the idea of a toxic relationship coming to its natural end.

The chorus to ‘Find A New Friend’ with its distinctive disco-vibe also ushers in a new era of NECTAR. The young band unexpectedly found the process super smooth and exciting as they wrote the song casually jamming the chorus in rehearsal.

“Jack then went home and wrote the chords to the verse, in contrast to the chorus it is a more laid-back melodic section, something that we enjoyed piecing together as you get a bunch of different feels and moods throughout the song. Judah as per usual wrote the lyrics after the whole instrumental was pieced together, This song really did just fall into place.” NECTAR

“Find A New Friend is a toxic tale from beginning to end of an obstructive relationship where with it’s close you realise the only healthy thing to do was move on. The story is cohesively told over a bright and euphoric instrumental slowly but surely building up to the climax where the person finally “moves on” over intense and washy sounds. When compared to its content and more satiated counterpart “Found A New Friend”, you can start to see how things can change for the better after you leave an obstructive relationship, and the light that can bloom in your life from that person” NECTAR

 ‘Find A New Friend’ was recorded at Tone City Recording Studio by noted producer Sam Ford (Pond, Abbe May). For the demo process, the band went away to Matt’s old hometown in Leeman WA and had a fun weekend demoing a bunch of songs, whilst also celebrating Jac’s birthday.

“As per usual this song started off as a jam; Matt and Jac were just casually jamming the chorus in a rehearsal and it caught Jack and Judah’s attention so they proceeded to jam along. The song went through many structural changes swapping and adding versus and chorus’. Usually this can be a rabbit hole and is hard to make work but for some reason this song was very malleable. When it got to the studio Sam Ford helped us to restructure some sections to get it to where it is now.” NECTAR

NECTAR are signed to Perth’s Tone City Records, the ever growing stable of artists under the guidance of Sam Ford (Supathick, DICE, Romeo Walker).  They’ve released 4 singles in the past year including this year’s “Waiting On The World Won’t Work’, scoring playlist support from Spotify’s (Local Noise, Indie Arrivals, Coast to Coast). 


“I was only a minute in and I was already in liquid form. Rancho relaxo over at my place with Nectar on the stereo.”
Declan Byrne Triple j

“Head nodding on this Thursday morning and taking inspiration from these words to go out and GET IT.”
Tommy Faith, triple j Unearthed

“Introduce yourself to NECTAR, they’re a band you’re going to want to be watching in the year ahead.”

“The group claim to be putting out a little flavour, and they’re not lying.”
X-Press Magazine

“Find A New Friend’ is out now
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