Pissed-Off Punk Is Alive And Well On Biting New Track ‘A Simple Fuck You’ From Nocturnal Animals

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Previous support for Nocturnal Animals

“Are Nocturnal Animals inviting a mosh or a dance frenzy? Both I reckon.”
(Declan Byrne, Triple J)
[About ‘Dancing In The Blood’]

“A great blend of power and warmth. Nocturnal Animals reeled me in then blew my face off.”
(Lachie Pringle, Triple J)
[About ‘Where’s My Mind Been?’]

“A slowburn of an indie punk track, combining some really nice sonic elements! Can defs sense that Weezer influence, we love to hear it.”
4 / 5 stars (Pip Rasmussen, Triple J)

“With each and every one of their tracks, the Adelaide-based alt-rockers have struck gold, leaving us to seriously question just what magic tricks they have up their sleeves.” 
(Hysteria Mag)

“A slow tempo, anthemic number that gives the parting middle finger salute to an ex-partner moving out.” 
(Heavy Mag)

“Nocturnal Animals pack a punch with their raw alt-rock/punk sound” 
(Aus Music Scene)

Stream ‘A Simple Fuck You’ 


Scathing punk-rock and tongue-in-cheek sass collide on the new track ‘A Simple Fuck You’ from Adelaide/Tarndanya trio Nocturnal Animals, out on August 5.

Well-versed in producing high energy, angst-driven alt-rock/punk anthems, this is the group’s third new release this year, following the invigorating ‘Where’s My Mind Been?’ and pop-punk dance-worthy belter ‘Dancing In The Blood’. They’ve just shared the stage with The Buoys in support of Psychedelic Porn Crumpets on the local leg of their album tour, have previously supported DZ Deathrays, and have also played to sold-out crowds in their hometown for four of their own headline shows.

Now, they’re hitting where it hurts with post-breakup bitterness, but in a way that just sounds so good, with the punchy ‘A Simple Fuck You’.

This new track wishes a scathing series of ‘bad day’ moments upon its subject, and will definitely raise some eyebrows. We can all agree that losing your headphones genuinely sucks, and would usually be the kind of thing you wouldn’t wish upon anyone – except maybe your ex. Driven by its catchy, tongue-in-cheek lyrics, ‘A Simple Fuck You’ soars with smacking drums, gritty riffs and a headbanging rhythm, all amplified by a couple of sudden pauses that emphasise the energy as the whole band joins in for the powerful final chorus, with a few gutsy screams thrown in for good measure.

Those slap-in-the-face shocks of moments that would ruin your day are just so satisfying to sing along to. As straightforward as its title implies, the band tells us:

“‘A Simple Fuck You’ is a song that keeps it short & sweet, it’s a simple fuck you done with a smile.”

Proving that punk is certainly not dead, Nocturnal Animals previous releases have seen support from Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, Hysteria Mag, AAA Backstage, Punktuation Mag, Heavy Mag, The Faction, Aus Music Scene, Scenestr, Moody Music Blog, Eat This Music, Radio Adelaide, 3RRR, idobi Radio, and more.

This Nocturnal Animals belter ‘A Simple Fuck You’ will be stuck in your head from its August 5 release date. The band will be touring with Jurassic (Melbourne) and Deadshowws (Newcastle) celebrate; more information below.

The New Era Single Tour w/ Jurassic and Deadshowws
August 20th – Bendigo Hotel (Upstairs), Melbourne/Naarm | Tickets
August 27th – Low Life Bar (Downstairs), Adelaide/Tarndanya
September 3rd – 
Bootleggers (Kelly’s Upstairs), Sydney/Warrane

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