Friday May 5th marks the release of the latest single from award-winning Queensland hard rock band These Four Walls. The uplifting and impassioned anthem Carousel addresses the pervasiveness of the current outrage-driven media model.
For lyricist Stephen Gibb, Carousel was an introspective look at how his view on the world was being shaped by his consumption of social media and the news cycles he was engaged with. “It’s about the current trend of negativity in the news cycles. It’s about the doom scrolling addiction that we all wake with every day when the first this we do is reach for our phones.” Carousel explores the damage we’re all subjected to by the direct targeting of how we’re told to feel, think, and act through the constant bombardment of infotainment and opinions in our every day.
The new track comes on the heels of their previous single Marigold and the band’s return to international touring in 2023. Carousel is the second release from These Four Walls latest musical endeavour with producer and collaborator Luke Palmer (Dead Letter Circus). The track was engineered and mixed by Luke Palmer, with Mastering from Leon Zervos at Studios 301. It is being released Independently on all digital platforms.
This new batch of songs follows on from the band’s 2020 full length release ‘This is Not a Future’ which has amassed over 3 million streams on Spotify, spawned several highly playlisted singles, and saw the band win their first Queensland Music Award for the song White Lies.
This renewed venture between the band and producer Luke Palmer has taken their collaboration to a whole new level. Guitarist Gray Vickers explains “We’d known Luke for a long time prior to working with him on This is Not a Future, but even then, for a lot of that session, we were still testing the waters as to how far we could push each other creatively. Coming into this session, it felt like we’d already developed a strong shorthand and we could cut straight to the point of what we were doing with these songs. It was so important for all of us to evolve musically from that last album, especially with how much we’ve all changed since we released that record. Both Marigold and Carousel feel like they’re part of that evolution.”
With recent support slots for Buckcherry, Fozzy and Powerman5000 under their belts, plus the band’s first AU/NZ headlining tour in 4 years, These Four Walls are keen to keep things going.
Sun May 14th 2023 – Supporting Mountain Wizard Death Cult @ Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Gold Coast QLD
Sat Jun 10th 2023 – Caloundra Rock Fest @ Norton Music Factory, Caloundra QLD
Sun Jun 18th 2023 – Supporting Deville (SWEDEN) @ Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Gold Coast QLD