Album News: Nice Biscuit - SOS

Nice Biscuit announce their new 'SOS' LP, out October 4th and share lead video/single 'The Star'

Brisbane's Nice Biscuit today announced their new 'SOS' LP, out October 4th on the Bad Vibrations x Fuzz Club imprint in UK/EU. The vibrant psych-pop groove ‘The Star’ is out everywhere now and you can pre-order the limited edition vinyl here

On the track, the band says: "The Star (inspired by the tarot card of the same name) is about the period of well-deserved healing and peace following big hardship. It is the follow-up to our song The Tower – that depicted chaos and challenges.  The Star explores the feeling of surrendering into yourself just as you are and trusting others to guide you through challenges to usher you into a new & brighter chapter of life. The Star was influenced by the joy of being together and peeling away the pressures and anxiety of life. It was created incidentally one morning during a songwriting session, and what felt like an ephemeral jam at the time captured a moment of taking a step back and just appreciating that time together. We felt like we could share that feeling through this song."

The accompanying music video was directed by Levi Strauss Cranston and filmed on Bundjalung Country. With four rolls of 16mm film in hand, Levi captured two mythical entities as they outrun three henchmen in chainmail. A dive into experimenting with physical manipulation and paint on film to saw Levi produce vintage psychedelic visuals to match the hypnotic groove.

With the beautifully hypnotic and soothing vocals of front women, Billie Star and Grace Cuell, SOS is about finding calm and balance in our chaotic world. While writing the album, the band often discussed the weight and compounding of the various crises of the world, thus each song is a different response to these turbulent times. The band explains: “Sometimes we feel hopeful and grateful, pessimistic and desolate, mournful and angry, sometimes we feel that love can solve it all and sometimes we just become overwhelmed and apathetic about everything.”

The album was written over one year as the band enjoyed multiple long weekends out at Swan Pond Studios with their friend, Alistair Richardson (The Cairos, Clea). After road-testing a few of the new songs on tour in Europe in 2023, Nice Biscuit went back to Swan Pond Studios to record the album over a 6-month period. It is the final album with the band’s original guitarist and producer, Jess Ferronato, who recorded all the instruments on the record, while Richardson tracked all the vocals.

Since their inception. Nice Biscuit have been carving out a vibrant sound of their own influenced by krautrock, garage and modern psych. They layer and transcend the classic psychedelic hallmarks of fuzzy guitars and repetitive rhythms with the mesmerising performance and ethereal vocals of co-front women Star and Cuell, who sing in constant harmony and give Nice Biscuit its distinct voice. Live on stage, they also create and design the band’s outfits which draw you further into a world of their making. With layers of swirling harmonies, precise instrumentation and striking visuals, Nice Biscuit has garnered a reputation for captivating live shows and immersive songwriting.  

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