Following a massive 2019, Brisbane’s Bugs are back in a big way, sharing ‘Can’t Get Enough’ as their fittingly-titled first single of the year.
Over the last few years, Bugs have seen themselves go from up-and-coming musicians to one of the must-see bands on the local scene. Purveyors of some of the finest indie-pop/rock you’ll find anywhere, the group experienced a massive boost in popularity over the last year, touring with the likes of Grinspoon, The Gooch Palms, Sweater Curse, and TOWNS, and winning over crowds along the way.
Chuck in a massive reception to their single ‘Seriously’ (#194 in the 2019 Hottest 100, no less), and a huge Like A Version performance of Mallrat’s ‘Charlie’, and you’ve got one hell of a year to add to the ol’ resumé.
Now, they’ve unleashed their first single of 2020, with ‘Can’t Get Enough’ serving as both its title, and the comment you’re most likely to see written underneath the YouTube video.
Recorded, produced, and mixed by the band’s own Brock Weston, and mastered by Tyson Ruth and Studio Truth, this far-too-short track serves as the first taste of what will ostensibly be the group’s third studio release.
“When I first started writing the song, it was specifically about attention in an intimate context – aka SEX – but as it evolved I felt like it better suited a broader representation of greed in modern society,” explained frontman Connor Brooker. “So it’s about the cycle of how our entitlement feeds our addiction, leading us in the pursuit of an unattainable goal or horizon.
“If you’re searching for something better, that implies you don’t appreciate the things that you have. Maybe the grass looks greener on the other side because you haven’t watered your yard..? I guess I just wished people were more mindful of their vices, and how they affect their choices, myself included.”
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While Bugs were supposed to currently be out on tour with WAAX, lockdowns have seen the group’s national trek pushed back to October and November, with fans undoubtedly hoping to hear ‘Can’t Get Enough’ when they take the stage.
Check out ‘Can’t Get Enough’ by Bugs:
WAAX Big Grief Australian Tour 2020
Friday, October 8th
Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle, WA
Saturday, October 9th (New Show)
The Rosemount, Perth, WA
Sunday, October 10th
Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA
Friday, October 29th
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, October 30th
Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Sunday, October 31st
Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff, NSW
Thursday, November 5th
The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Friday, November 6th (New Show)
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday, November 7th (New Show)
Waves, Towradgi, NSW
Thursday, November 11th (New Show)
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Uni Bar, Hobart, TAS
Tickets on sale now from the WAAX website