Meanjin/Brisbane-based punk prodigies VOIID return with their blistering new single Lexapro. The first single off their forthcoming debut LP, due early 2023.
The band explain, “Lexapro is a huge rant about coming to terms with the realisation of what place women hold in the world, struggling with the intricacies of your mental health and the frustration that comes with wanting to open up but fearing if people will listen. It’s about feeling forever unheard, forever less than, forever inadequate”.
To celebrate its release, VOIID will be touring along the East Coast this October and November with some special guests off the back of playing BigSound in September.
VOIID crushed their way into the Aus punk scene in 2016 with their debut EP Pusy Orientated, followed by 2019’s EP Drool and 2020’s EP Socioanomaly. Their scorching live shows take no prisoners, and has seen them share stages with the likes of Grinspoon, Amyl & The Sniffers, Clowns, Cosmic Psychos, DZ Deathrays, WAAX and more.
Anji Greenwood (vocals) and Kate McGuire (guitar, vocals) are teenage friends from Queensland’s Central Coast who moved to Brisbane and started the band with Mina Cannon (drums) and Antonia Hickey (bass). VOIID is their energetic power tool to amplify their frustration with the world and that of those who feel their voice is overlooked.
Lexapro is out digitally on August 12 via damaged records. You can catch VOIID live at the below dates and locations:
Thursday 20 Oct Crown & Anchor Adelaide SA
Friday 21 Oct The Tote Melbourne VIC
Saturday 29 Oct Waywards Sydney NSW
Thursday 10 Nov The Brightside Brisbane QLD