Photo Credit: James Winthrop, Dylan Clark
Driven sonically by a myriad influences that have made their sound fit in the ballpark of artists like Parcels, LCD Soundsystem and New Order, Sydney indie duo The Cherubs make their debut with vibrancy, revealing the first official cab off the rank – ‘Nausea’.
As the first hint of the band’s forthcoming music ‘Nausea’ demonstrates not just a clear, tight band dynamic, but an overarching sense of fun that listeners can anticipate to be threaded through their music as the rest of 2023 rolls out.
‘Nausea’ rides a wave of nostalgia – the guitars and hooks throwback to a Joy Division, The Smiths and almost Ultravox-esque heyday – while keeping the core sound of the arrangement relevant and fresh.
Recording ‘Nausea’ with Peter Holz (Vance Joy, Gang of Youths), The Cherubs lean into rich, fun instrumentation on ‘Nausea’ – making their introduction one to remember.
“This song came together on the final days of us writing the ep. In fact, Dylan wrote the guitar and lyrics overnight while babysitting two cats and the next day we jammed it out as a band. It was a very quick song to write, what with not over thinking the arrangement, rather letting the guitars call-and-response be the hook and allow the lyrics to tell somewhat of a statement against it all.”
For the ‘Nausea’ music video, The Cherubs linked up with Liam Clark as director/editor, Ian Tyley on cinematography and camera ops, as well as students from SAE to bring the concept and performance to life. With high energy at the forefront of the project, The Cherubs made the visuals striking and to the point.
“The music video was shot in half a day at Good Egg Studios in Riverstone. It’s worth noting Tim Berner on bass was attacked by a cactus the day of shooting and as a result had to be replaced by a dear friend and guitarist José Herández.”
For fans of artists like Mildlife, Leisure or DIIV, The Cherubs are creating music that stems from years of experience writing and performing with some of Australia’s best groups. Spending the past decade as session musicians and members of bands for artists including Go-Jo, Nicole Millar, Nyxen, Little Sea, The Flowers, and more, The Cherubs bring years of experience to their own project – creating a fresh vibe that they are keen to roll out and expand upon in 2023!