Adelaide upstarts 23/19 have been causing a stir in the Australian heavy scene thanks to their raucous live show—nabbing massive support slots alongside Aussie treasures like Make Them Suffer and Polaris, and international heavyweights like The Acacia Strain and Counterparts. The band dropped their debut EP Broken at the start of 2018 which won over listeners with its down-tuned, chuggy brutality.
Their newest single ‘Thousand Eyes (Regret)’ boasts chunky new production courtesy of Alpha Wolf’s Scottie Simpson, upping the raw dissonance exponentially. Through Scottie’s production, frontman Nathan Stuckey’s vocals sound furious and menacing, while the guitarwork of Matthew Faulks forms a wall of violent cacophony. Thematically, the song tackles the anxiety that comes with being a victim of cyber-bullying, along with the pressure that naturally arises from being in front of the “thousand eyes” of social media 24/7. Between the groovy riffs and sticky chorus—and of course, the devastating breakdown—‘Thousand Eyes (Regret)’ feels purposely created for the live setting, and will undoubtedly be sending crowds into a frenzy as 23/19 keep up their industrious touring schedule.
‘Thousand Eyes (Regret)’ is the first of two singles 23/19 will be dropping on 16th November in a split release titled Two More Reasons to Hate.
Watch the music video for ‘Thousand Eyes (Regret)’ below.
Friday, 16 November – ADELAIDE, Enigma Bar (18+)
Sunday, 18 November – MELBOURNE, Bendigo Hotel (18+)
Thursday, 22 November – BALLARAT, Karova Lounge (18+)
Friday, 23 November – SYDNEY, Chatswood Youth (All Ages)
Saturday, 24 November – CENTRAL COAST, ECP Studios (All Ages)
Sunday, 25 November – BRISBANE, Crowbar (18+)