With a beat that evokes the pulse of an animal on the loose, Bec Sandridge’s new single ‘Animal’ is futuristic art pop with a punk mentality. Sandridge independently released the new track today along with the announcement of tour dates in October. Two very special, intimate shows will take place in Melbourne and Sydney, where Sandridge will be joined by Wollongong band Cry Club.
A sound that echoes its title, ‘Animal’ is built around what makes Sandridge a one-off; essential components of melodrama, stabbing guitar swagger and her voice - every phrase and nuance coaxing us along like a steadfast and weighty magnet.
Sandridge describes the song as “the only true (ish) love song I’ve ever written" and is not afraid of asking herself what it means to be destructive and in love simultaneously, exploring the influence of internal anxieties and external doubts from friends and family.
Produced at Melbourne’s Aviary studios, Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy) and Sandridge team up on this track to mash gritty guitars with hard hitting disco hats, showcasing Sandridge’s impressive range from gleaming techno-punk-pop to a near torch song.
Of ‘Animal’ Sandridge says “Occasionally I resort to sort of weaponizing my emotions which this song is probably a testament of. I felt out of control in love with an ex (now partner) and I needed to be okay with that and somewhat confess that in this song.”
Sandridge is staking her claim to be heard as a nomadic pop-punk artist, catapulting herself onto the world stage. Release by release, her songs continue to take strong strides forward in direction, more sure than ever before. Reminiscent of Prince or Donna Summer, with the delivery of new wave icons like David Byrne, ‘Animal’ follows on from Sandridge's ‘I’ll Never Want A BF’.
You can check out Bec Sandridge's new banger below or check out her tour with Cry Club at any of the dates/ venues below:
Presented by Little Giant Agency & Four Tone Artists
BEC SANDRIDGE ‘ANIMAL’ SINGLE TOUR
with special guest Cry Club
Thursday 11th October I 107 Projects, Sydney - TICKETS HERE
Friday 19th October I Schoolhouse Studios, Collingwood - TICKETS HERE
Also appearing at
Friday 12th October I UC Refectory, Canberra
Saturday 24th November I Shakafest, Gold Coast