Mulubinba/Newcastle-based indie-punk band Turpentine Babycino have just revealed their vitalising new single Calamity – produced and mixed by Sean Cook of Novotone Studios.
Launching into action with brisk guitars and robust drums, Calamity fulfils the fundamental elements of a resolute punk song, delivered with impenitent assurance and palpable angst. Cruising through dynamic shifts and persistent variation in two-and-a-half minutes, the resilient vocals from frontwoman Georgie Winchester pilot the track to its hooks and climaxes, narrating her perspective of a ruinous college relationship.
Georgie talks about the story behind Calamity: “Gabe, our drummer, wrote the music for this song and it was my job to create a story with the lyrics and melody. The music was very energetic and kinda agro which spurred a sleeping monster – memories of my days at college university. I was reading a book at the time in which I found the word ‘calamity’ meaning ‘an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster’. This is exactly what happened during my time at college after getting mixed up in a passionately toxic relationship. I decided it was my time to finally write about my experience and get the fuck over it through this track. In my mind, I traveled back to those days at uni and felt everything again which was great as I harnessed the emotions and wrote the song in around 30 minutes. As a band, it’s one of our absolute favorite Turpentine tracks as it sounds awesome live and it’s as real as it gets.”
To celebrate the release, Turpentine Babycino will embark on a 14-date tour across the East Coast of Australia, performing in metro and regional venues. In the live arena, the band appeared on the 2022 line-up for The Gum Ball Festival, and have previously shared the stage with The Hard Aches, Bad//Dreems, Northeast Party House, Eliza & The Delusionals, Horrorshow, Didirri, Carla Geneve and The Screaming Jets.
The band’s debut single Write A Song Sounds Shit was widely embraced by the likes of Apple Music, triple j Unearthed, 4ZZZ and Edge Radio. It also received online praise from Life Without Andy, The AU Review, Good Call Live, Backseat Mafia, AAA Backstage, and local support from The Newcastle Herald. The accompanying music video was added to MTV Upload.
Taking cues from influences such as Tired Lion, WAAX and Sonic Youth, Turpentine Babycino have made sizeable advancements in their local scene since their 2021 inception. With each member having joined forces from separate projects over the years, the band pride themselves in writing authentic music that translates suitably into their enthralling live shows.
CALAMITY TOUR DATES
SUN 22 JAN | CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW
SAT 28 JAN | PRINCE HOTEL, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW
FRI 3 FEB | TOWRADGI BEACH HOTEL, DHARAWAL/WOLLONGONG NSW
THU 9 FEB | THE RETREAT HOTEL, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC
SAT 11 FEB | TRANSIT BAR, NGUNNAWAL/CANBERRA ACT
FRI 17 FEB | LASS O’GOWRIE, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW
THU 23 FEB | THE RAILS, CAVANBAH/BYRON BAY NSW
FRI 24 FEB | TOMCAT, MEANJIN/BRISBANE QLD
SAT 25 FEB | WAVE BOWL, GURUK/PORT MACQUARIE NSW
THU 2 MAR | EDDIE’S GRUB HOUSE, BUNDJALUNG/COOLANGATTA QLD
FRI 3 MAR | LAST RITES, YAEGL/YAMBA NSW
SUN 5 MAR | THE GRAND JUNCTION, WONNARUA/MAITLAND NSW
SAT 8 APR | THE BEATTY HOTEL, DUNGOG/GRESFORD NSW
SAT 29 APR | HOEY MOEY, GUMBAYNGGIRR/COFFS HARBOUR NSW
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