Fashionable, fun and fierce, beloved Meanjin-based indie rockers Dusty are back with another face-punching single, today unleashing She Makes My Skin Crawl ahead of their first-ever national tour.
Known for their powerful sound, unapologetic lyrics and anthemic choruses, Dusty have been making a huge impact in 2023, releasing fan-favourite singles D*ck Pic and Brat and making multiple festival appearances including Pride Fest, Spaced Out Festival and Mountain Goat Valley Crawl.
Now, returning with a dark, grunge-filled track, She Makes My Skin Crawl marks a significant milestone for Annie, Tannum, Harley and Jordan of Dusty, as the first song written together as a band.
“She Makes My Skin Crawl was the first song we wrote together as a band, it was such a cool experience creating it together and I feel like the band has a little extra love for it knowing we were all part of the creative process,” Tannum explains.
On the song’s meaning, Annie adds: “It’s about the feeling of the person you were in love with moving on and the insecurities that it brings up. The hurt that you inevitably feel when you have to let go and accept the changes.”
Their most punk-infused track to date, Dusty have certainly made a point of taking no prisoners on this emphatic post-relationship anthem, delivering heart-stopping guitar shredding, thundering percussion and Annie‘s emotionally-charged vocal performance.
Mixed by Brock Weston (Beddy Rays) with mastering by Matthew Gray (The Screaming Jets), Dusty have shown off their dynamism on this single, embarking on a heavier-than usual sound, while still maintaining their trademark top-of-your-lungs choruses and middle finger anthems.
Definitely no strangers to the stage, Dusty are gearing up for their first-ever interstate headline tour in September, which will see them take their rightful place under the spotlight at six venues across Queensland, NSW and Canberra – tickets on sale now.
She Makes My Skin Crawl Tour
9 September – Mo’s Desert Clubhouse – Gold Coast QLD
14 September – Australia Hotel – Ballina NSW
15 September – Enmore Hotel – Sydney NSW
16 September – The Front – Canberra A.C.T
29 September – Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane QLD
20 October – Kings Beach Tavern – Sunshine Coast QLD
With thanks to Habit Music