Bringing us sparkling indie-rock realness perfect for any occasion, belovedÂ Meanjin-based outfit DustyÂ are today unveiling their highly-anticipatedÂ debut EP â€˜Glitterâ€™Â ahead of their first ever headline show onÂ November 5.
Making a huge impact in 2022 with show-stopping singles and electrifying live performances,Â DustyÂ are moving from strength to strength as they now deliver aÂ six-track collectionÂ of anthems exploring a rollercoaster of emotions.
â€œThe EP really shows how our sound as a band has progressed since our first release,â€Â says drummer Willow Giles.Â â€œTheyâ€™re super relatable songs; whether youâ€™re screaming along in the car, having a much needed cry or letting loose on the dance floor. Thereâ€™s something for everyone!â€
After kicking off with relatable F.U. anthemÂ Shitty Guitar,Â title-trackÂ Glitter is a cathartic release inspired by a pivotal traumatic experience that delves into the importance of better understanding mental health.
â€œAround 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,â€Â Annie explains.
Next,Â Easier slows things down with a gorgeous acoustic calm beforeÂ Anxiety whips back into a captivating frenzy. Newly released trackÂ BittersweetÂ and old faveÂ Do You CareÂ then close the EP with punchy lyricism and hard-hitting vocals.Â
Recorded atÂ Brockâ€™s PlaceÂ withÂ Brock WestonÂ and mastered byÂ Matthew Gray, â€˜Glitterâ€™Â is impeccably diverse in both sound and lyricism. From indie grooves to acoustic ballads and hard-hitting rock, â€˜Glitterâ€™ 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.
â€œWhen I started Dusty I didnâ€™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,â€Â says Annie.Â â€œI 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.â€
Recently supportingÂ Majak Door, Maddy JaneÂ andÂ Old Mervs, plus taking to the stage atÂ Spaced Out Festival, DustyÂ are very quickly becoming a must-see live act as they gear up for theirÂ debut headline showÂ in Brisbane on November 5 with a DJ set from special guestÂ Connor Brooker (BUGS).
Drawing inspiration from artists likeÂ BeabadoobeeÂ andÂ Carla Geneve,Â as well as social issues, relationships and mental health,Â Dustyâ€™sÂ debut EP is sentimental, dramatic and vulnerable – a true Dusty-the-band special.
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