Following on from the release of the bright Punchdrunk earlier this year, Adelaide indie-pop faves Venice Queens have returned with some of their most urgent material to date in new single, Royalty.
While maintaining the infectious energy that has brought previous releases praise over the last two years, the latest from the five-piece has proven to be the perfect way for them to work through frustration, feed their determination and thrive on the inspiration change can bring.
Recorded with Simon Kither at Adelaide’s Chapel Lane Studios before being sent to the masterful hands of Adrian Breakspear (Gang of Youths, Boy & Bear) for mixing and Ben Feggans (Mallrat, Flume) at Studios 301 for final mastering, Venice Queens locked themselves into sessions that pushed them creatively. The result is a tight tune that represents the best of the band’s songwriting dynamic.
“‘Royalty was born out of a sense of frustration with the status quo. We hear a lot of talk about change but with ‘leaders’ like Scott Morrison and Donald Trump still being elected, it can sometimes be tough to see the light at the end of the tunnel – but the light is there. The overall mood of the track, while at times sarcastic or indignant, is one of determination.” Venice Queens