Naarm/Melbourne-based surf-punk quartet Going Swimming have just returned from hiatus with their chaotic new single All Dressed Up To Cry – produced by the band and mixed by Rohan Sforcina (Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Adalita).
All Dressed Up To Cry is a frenetic cut of blistering indie-punk led by the growling vocals of lead singer Nicholas Leggatt. The track’s choruses erupt with chunking, distorted guitars before providing an eerie reprieve through the bridge’s haunting, reverb-laced solo. Shouting backing vocals add to the furious finale, creating a fitting end to a blazing punk exemplar.
The band talk about the inspiration behind All Dressed Up To Cry: “All Dressed Up to Cry came about during lockdown. Like most people, it was a really difficult period (particularly down here in Melbourne), and it was only made more difficult by the breakdown of a long-term relationship. It was a pretty dark time – particularly when you lose so many outlets that keep you sane. It felt like the only thing to look forward to was dressing up for shitty awkward drinks over Zoom with your mates and doing your best to get through it.”
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). Both received wide acclaim from the likes of The Music, The Brag, Beat Magazine, Trouble Juice, Mixdown Magazine and AAA Backstage.
Previous singles have been spun across triple j and been featured on AMRAP‘s most-downloaded charts, and received rotation and play from community radio stations 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