Adelaide post-punk trio Horror My Friend have dished up the goods once again, releasing their latest single, ‘Dopamine Waster’, today.
If you’re a self-respecting fan of Australian music, then there’s a pretty good chance that you’d likely have at least one album from the Adelaide trio Horror My Friend in your library.
Having been around for a number of years now, the group are a bunch of busy lads, with members Tom Gordon and Josh Battersby often found tearing up the stages as part of their other outfit, West Thebarton.
Having released their second record, Home Life, last year, Horror My Friend haven’t been taking it easy, releasing ‘Turned Loose’ as part of a split single with Velvet Elevator earlier this year, and now sharing their latest track, ‘Dopamine Waster’.
A phenomenal track that shows just why Horror My Friend are one of Australia’s greatest bands right now, the three-minute anthem sees the group touching on relatable topics such as mental illness and anxiety.
“The single, at least lyrically, deals with mental health and more specifically, anxiety and how quickly that feeling can come over you and push you down and make you want to feel small,” the group explains.
“But, on the other side, it also deals with how quickly the right person/people can bring you back out of it. So this song is nice and sad, all at the same time.”
Backed by a jovial film clip directed and edited by noted auteur Ryan Sahb, ‘Dopamine Waster’ is undoubtedly one of the finest tracks you’re going to hear this year, and will serve as a set highlight during the band’s upcoming tour with RAT!hammock.
Check out the song below, and be sure to catch Horror My Friend when they tear up your town next month.
Check out ‘Dopamine Waster’ by Horror My Friend:
Horror My Friend & RAT!hammock Australian Tour
Friday, November 1st
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Northcote Social Club
Saturday, November 2nd
Crown And Anchor Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Thursday, November 14th
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday, November 15th
Chippo Hotel, Sydney, NSW