PREMIERE: Rackett – Alive
DIY, femme as fuck and fast becoming one of the most talked about bands in Sydney, Rackett¸ are the fiercely brilliant band you need in your life. Today, Laundry Echo, is absolutely stoked to be premiering the groups 5th single Alive; complete with an 80s schlock film inspired clip.
Alive lands early on the back of a driving drum and bass section. A punching reprise reminiscent of the spine to any of your favourite Queens of the Stone Age songs that creates a platform from which a single drenched equally in nostalgia and modern pop sensibility soars. A crystal clear vocal sets a faux delicacy to the song that boasts riotously tough riffage and rhythm from start to finish.
Thematically Alive pulls no punches either, tackling ideas of material mortality and reincarnation of self. When asked of the meaning behind the song and that sentence itself vocalist, guitarist Rebecca Callander, states “Alive celebrates the life and death cycle of an adopted trend and empowers you to re-decide your identity and to let go of the past".
Despite the impossibly weird and all sorts of brilliant film clip (highlighted by the Rackett Character Profiles and all-round Reanimator aesthetic), Rackett aren’t fucking around here. Alive is a big, noisey and clever as hell number set to get stuck in your head.
Be sure to catch Rackett live as they finish up a quite frankly ridiculous 19 date tour this March/April:
Saturday, March 24
Dicey Rileys, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday, March 29
Gateway Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday, March 31
Captain Cook Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, April 7
Frankie's Pizza, Sydney, NSW