Brisbane party-starters Beddy Rays hit a home run with their cracking recent release, Sobercoaster. The weekend kick-off singalong has amassed over 300,000 streams on Spotify since its debut on Triple J’s Home & Hosed. On high rotation on Triple J, the track’s memorable chorus perfectly captures the freedom and carelessness of a misspent youth and has earned the band a swag of new fans, while setting a solid stage for the band’s latest single, Better Weather.
Teaming up again with producer Brock Weston (of Bugs), Better Weather showcases the band’s distinct blend of indie punk/surf rock, reminiscent of their musical heroes’ Wavves and Dookie-era Green Day. The new tune speaks to the feeling of seclusion while the world around you continues to turn. The idea of Better Weather addresses the lack of motivation to be present in social situations – the sun may be shining, but it’s a stormy day inside your head.
Discussing why their latest release is so relevant to the current climate and the importance of mental health, Beddy’s frontman Jackson ‘Jacko’ Van Issum explains: “The song was written during the midst of the
Covid-19 pandemic, which really fuelled that feeling of being completely isolated with a lot going on in the world around me”.
The video is a direct projection of the lyrics, with band members Lewy (guitar), Brad (bass) and Benny (drums) having a good time whilst Jacko embodies the character described in the song’s lyrics, feeling out of place, ambivalent and trapped in his own thoughts.
After premiering the track with Triple J on Richard Kingsmill’s ‘2020’ program, the text line blew up with praise for the 4-piece Redland Bay rockers, with fans citing the new release as a ‘certified banger’. The debut of Better Weather is a solid contribution to the Covid-19 era soundtrack and serves as an important reminder to check in on your mates regularly during these difficult times. The repeated lyric over the outro riff “I know in time, that things get better” sparks a light at the end of the quarantine tunnel and highlights the forever positive outlook of these lovable Aussie larrikins.