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Following their ferocious April belter One Hundred Seconds, Naarm emo-punk outfit Bukowski are back today with their new single Superweak – an ode to the effects of anxiety and people-pleasing.

Where its predecessor turned heads with its relentless energy, Superweak shows a slightly pared back yet equally compelling side of the band that strikes a balance between restraint and aggression. Frontman James Karagiozis’ gritty, commanding vocals remain at the forefront, delivering each line with the emotional intensity the band have become known for.

“I found myself constantly trying to please people in my life and being apologetic about who I was, even if I didn’t think I did anything wrong,” Karagiozis reflects. “That constant battle would hurt me, but I would never outwardly show it or discuss it. Superweak? Maybe. But at least I’m trying to ventilate those thoughts from my anxious/overthinking brain.”

Bukowski broke their creative hiatus earlier this year with their first new single since 2021, One Hundred Seconds. The track was supported by triple j’s Mornings and Short.Fast.Loud, and covered by Wall of Sound, Pilerats, HEAVY Mag, Happy Mag, The Rock Pit and more.

Bukowski’s return is just the beginning. The four mates (James Karagiozis – vocals/guitar, Benji Malkin-Adby – guitar, Gerard Dowling – drums, Jamie Rolfe – bass) haven’t lost their bite since their 2017 debut EP ‘Grow Up. Give Up. Let Go.’, releasing a steady stream of gutsy, emotive and rough-around-the-edges singles leading into 2021’s Elevator Song and sharing the stage with the likes of Knuckle Puck, Trophy Eyes, and Deaf Havana to name a few. After taking a couple of years to work on new music and focus on their personal lives, the self-proclaimed ‘complaint rock n roll’ band have finally found their groove, and are ready to hit the ground running with more releases and announcements to come throughout the year.



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