Naarm/Melbourne-based surf-punk band Going Swimming have just announced their new album ‘Can’t Wake Up’ – due out Friday, October 13. Accompanying this announcement is their second single off the record, Hating / Waiting – produced by the band and mixed by Rohan Sforcina (Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Adalita).
Hating / Waiting unleashes an uncontainable torrent of infectious energy and tumultuous instrumentation, led with soaring anthemic vocals from frontman Nicholas Leggatt. Amid the sonic tempest, the chorus brims with intensity and emerges with unfiltered gang vocals underneath a soaring melody. Chromatic guitar riffs offer a moment of reprieve, before the final chorus plunges into a cacophony of surf-punk exuberance, leaving behind a visceral aftertaste of unbridled and untamed fervour.
Going Swimming talk about the inspiration behind Hating / Waiting: “The lyrics are about making mistakes in relationships and hurting those that you care about most. Sometimes it’s easy to forget and take it for granted, as it’s those moments of thoughtlessness that can really ruin what we hold closest, even if you didn’t intend it that way. The song comes full circle in the end, and whilst we never like to get too deep and meaningful, hopefully this tune will serve as an ongoing reminder to not take for granted the ones in our life who are most important.”
Lead single off the album All Dressed up to Cry saw support from triple j, triple j Unearthed, Backseat Mafia (UK), The AU Review, Niche Music (JPN), The Pitch of Discontent and Good Call Live. Their previous releases have also seen support from the likes of The Music, The Brag, Beat Magazine, Trouble Juice and Mixdown Magazine.
Since their inception in 2012, Going Swimming have cemented themselves as a mainstay in Naarm/Melbourne’s vibrant punk scene, releasing two full-length records, ‘Deadtime Stories’ (2015) and ‘Sultans of Swim’ (2018). Tracks off these records have been featured on AMRAP‘s most-downloaded charts and received rotation and play from Australian radio stations triple j, FBi, 3RRR, PBS, SYN, Bay FM, 4ZZZ, RTR, 2XX, Edge Radio and Radio Adelaide.
The band have continuously played to capacity crowds since their formation and supported the likes of Australian favourites Polish Club, and international hotshots Guantanamo Baywatch (USA) and White Fang (USA).
With thanks to Good Intent