“…this follow up EP is TOTTY in full bloom. The Wollongong grunge trio are a life raft for those who prefer their contemplation of restlessness and detachment to be loud and under-polished.” – Rolling Stone Australia
In an ode to a life of touring that once was, TOTTY today reveal their new singe and video ‘Same Bed’, a third glimpse into their rescheduled ‘Garden’ EP which will surface on November 6th via Ratbag Records/BMG. PRESAVE HERE.
‘Same Bed’ speaks to the monotony of touring and travelling from state to state to sleep in what seems like the same hotels, something that the band now look back on fondly. “Same bed is about life on the road, touring from show to show. When you’re traveling every hotel room feels the same and often you’ll drive all through the night to get to the next venue to do it all again.” Singer Kel says, she continues “The song was written last year before COVID with our previous bass player Max. It’s been sad to reflect on that time while in lock down but the song really makes me happy to have experienced it all with some amazing people. I really hope we get to do those tours again soon but it’s so important to stay safe in the mean time.”
Due to the unravelling of 2020 their hotly awaited EP release is a little later than planned and a little lite on the live touring TOTTY love so much but most importantly it’s full of good times, a sentiment summed up by the Rolling Stone review.
Last year the Wollongong shed-rock three piece lifted the lid on the first single from the EP in ‘Lucky’ which immediately resonated with radio. It was swiftly added to rotation at triple j and sat in their Top 50 Most Played for a month, ultimately reaching #13. They then completed their own headline tour full of sold out dates, and fronted the camera for an Aus Music Month shoot with General Pants. The second offering came at the end of last month with the release of ‘Fairies’, a loud and more grungier track showing off their raucous energy.
Never ones to shy away from the tour van, TOTTY spent the start of 2020 on a national tour with Dune Rats, Ruby Fields and Dear Seattle and have played alongside names like SKEGGS, Hockey Dad and Slowly Slowly as well as graced the festival stages of Falls Festival, Yours & Owls, Fairgrounds, Farmer and the Owl and Grow Your Own and they can’t wait to get back out to those same beds soon.
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