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“Charged bursts of captivating alt-rock-meets-punk-pop that sits in-line with long-time influences from Sonic Youth and Savages.”
Sydney-based alternative-rock trio Second Idol have just revealed their fervent debut single ‘White Noise’ – mixed and mastered by Nick Franklin (Peking Duk, Polish Club, Clews).
Opening with menacing guitars and steadfast drums, ‘White Noise’ immediately envelops the listener in a hypnotic trance as lead singer Kate Olivia’s snarling vocals exude effortless presence. The tracks lyrical themes hammer home its commanding subject matter, as its forthright choruses propel the track towards its rewarding finale.
Kate talks about the meaning behind ‘White Noise’:
“’White Noise’ is a contemplation of body politics, women’s bodies and misogyny. It emerged out of my observations of comments often made by cis men on social media regarding the policing of women and gender non-conforming bodies. The lyrics are written in a way that I’m having a conversation with someone in a bar, and I’m calling them out on their misinformed views and telling them that ‘we need to take this conversation outside’, then they just get sledgehammered with a barrage of guitars.”
Second Idol consists of Kate Olivia, Theia Joyeaux and Maxine Gillon, who take inspiration from alternative-rock luminaires Savages, Placebo and Sonic Youth. To coincide with the release, the band will launch ‘White Noise’ at Frankies Pizza on February 27, with a further performance at Mardi Gras for Queer As Fvck in early March.
Outside of the band, the trio are proud members of Sydney’s LGBTQIA community and work with organisations such as Queer As Fvck, as well as queer and mental health charity Baylin’s Gift, located in lead singer Kate Olivia’s hometown of Kempsey on the Mid North Coast of NSW. “I’ve experienced prejudice and negativity in relation to my gender, sexuality and cultural background, so I’m reflexively a supporter of minority groups and the pursuit of equality” Kate adds.
In the coming weeks, Second Idol will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘White Noise’.
‘White Noise’ is available worldwide now
WHITE NOISE LAUNCH SHOWS
FRI 27 FEB | FRANKIES PIZZA, SYDNEY NSW
SAT 6 MAR | QUEER AS FVCK MARDI GRAS, SYDNEY NSW
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