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Bringing us sparkling indie-rock realness perfect for any occasion, beloved Meanjin-based outfit Dusty are today unveiling their highly-anticipated debut EP ‘Glitter’ ahead of their first ever headline show on November 5.

Making a huge impact in 2022 with show-stopping singles and electrifying live performances, Dusty are moving from strength to strength as they now deliver a six-track collection of anthems exploring a rollercoaster of emotions.

“The EP really shows how our sound as a band has progressed since our first release,” says drummer Willow Giles. “They’re super relatable songs; whether you’re screaming along in the car, having a much needed cry or letting loose on the dance floor. There’s something for everyone!”

After kicking off with relatable F.U. anthem Shitty Guitar, title-track Glitter is a cathartic release inspired by a pivotal traumatic experience that delves into the importance of better understanding mental health.

“Around the time of writing the song, I made a decision that I was going to start tackling my mental health head-on and it really was a pivotal moment in my life,” Annie explains.

Next, Easier slows things down with a gorgeous acoustic calm before Anxiety whips back into a captivating frenzy. Newly released track Bittersweet and old fave Do You Care then close the EP with punchy lyricism and hard-hitting vocals. 

Recorded at Brock’s Place with Brock Weston and mastered by Matthew Gray, ‘Glitter’ is impeccably diverse in both sound and lyricism. From indie grooves to acoustic ballads and hard-hitting rock, ‘Glitter’ showcases the love and respect that Dusty have for one another, solidifying them as a force to be reckoned with in the Australian music scene.

“When I started Dusty I didn’t just want to make music with the band, I wanted to be a family and to be there for each other in life, not just the music industry,” says Annie. “I am so proud of the songs we have created together but the thing that is most important to me is that when I listen to the EP I think about how the music led us to become a family.”

Recently supporting Majak Door, Maddy Jane and Old Mervs, plus taking to the stage at Spaced Out Festival, Dusty are very quickly becoming a must-see live act as they gear up for their debut headline show in Brisbane on November 5 with a DJ set from special guest Connor Brooker (BUGS).

Drawing inspiration from artists like Beabadoobee and Carla Geneve, as well as social issues, relationships and mental health, Dusty’s debut EP is sentimental, dramatic and vulnerable – a true Dusty-the-band special.


‘Glitter’ EP Launch
Tomcat, Brisbane – November 5 – TICKETS

Urban Sport Festival
Gold Coast Sports Precinct – December 9 – 11


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