Surf rock trio Skegss have released their first single for 2020, entitled ‘Under The Thunder’. The track premiered on triple j’s Drive program this afternoon.
The band have also shared an official music video for the new song ‘Under The Thunder’, which is directed by Kai Neville.
Bassist Toby Cregan and lead singer Benny Reed spoke about the single to Hobba & Hing on triple j today.
“The first time we jammed it together, it was more of like a…jam song, like a bit of a different vibe for us I think,” Cregan revealed.
In fact, the song was so different from the group’s regular repertoire that they almost cut it loose.
“We were going to not do it anymore I think at one point. We almost axed it because it was so different for us.”
However, the Byron Bay trio eventually came around to the idea of recording the song.
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“We all kind of agreed that maybe it’s kind of good to mix it up every now and then.”
Benny Reed also revealed that AC/DC were a source of inspiration on the track.
“When I made it I was actually in the kitchen one morning, playing my guitar and pretending to sing like Bon Scott,” he laughed.
“I was just mucking around, that’s why there’s all that stuff about the thunder and lightning.”
‘Under The Thunder’ is Skegss’ first single since 2019’s ‘Save It For The Weekend’. That same year, the band recorded a cover of Pixies’ ‘Here Comes Your Man’ for triple j’s Like A Version.
There is no word yet on whether ‘Under The Thunder’ and ‘Save It For The Weekend’ will appear on an upcoming full-length record. Any album release would be the band’s first since their debut, My Own Mess, in 2018.