BOYSCLUB (Single Launch)
w/ Super Special Guests BOX DYE
It’s now 2021 and the patriarchy is cornered, lashing out like a beast with nowhere else to run. It’s time to sound the death knell on misogyny, discrimination and bigotry. But rather than the dreary toll of a bell, we send off the patriarchy with a blast of furious, energised punk rock sent forth from the minds, and amps, of Sydney’s BOYSCLUB.
Armed with an unwavering sense of justice for women, non-binary & men for equality, hard-earned life lessons and the legacy of those to have waved the flag of equality before them, BOYSCLUB have tasked themselves with systematically dismantling the prevailing wisdom; to change perspectives on queer empowerment, speak truth to addiction and amplifying the oft silenced voices of the victims of domestic violence.
Today, BOYSCLUB take 2021 by the horns, once again lowering their visors to wage a new afront to the way things are via new single BEST FOR YOU. Exhuming the subtle but immutable power of a stormy day or perhaps the invisible but inescapable grip of gravity. It’s deliberately weighty, purposefully heavy; sharply miserable. BEST OF YOU isn’t a party. Nor Is it the hangover after but part of an ongoing conversation it would be best to shut up and listen to.
Says BOYSCLUB of the message behind BEST FOR YOU, “The cover for best for you was chosen with a purpose. It’s a manipulated photo of the president Mary Elizabeth of the Women’s Suffrage League. The four burn marks are to represent the 4 waves of feminism throughout history from 1891. We have landed in 2021 with a revolution in our hands: Black Lives Matter. This fourth wave is here for the indigenous women who have not been able to be heard. We are here to shine light as allies and not speak quietly anymore. Maybe 5th wave will be men joining this movement with us on the same battlefront of equality and equity.”
BOYSCLUB ventured further into their grunge sensibilities for BEST FOR YOU, finding an otherwise unobtainable tone and energy for such a dire conversation. The droning instrumentals and hazy vocals leave enough breathing space for the listener to truly grasp the message of BEST FOR YOU. The next question is – What will we do with it?
BEST FOR YOU follows on from the previous cut VILLIANS, which saw the bands set their sights on an issue that, while more micro in impact, is macro in scope: Toxic and co-dependent relationships, or in the words of lead singer/guitarist Sera Doll, “misunderstanding your own feelings, and misinterpreting others…classic abandonment issues”
Flanked by Singer/Guitarist Sera Doll, Bassist Lou Harbidge and Drummer Skarlett Saramore, Best For You, much like VILLAINS sees BOYSCLUB stare down another oft neglected topic without blinking, just as we saw with LOVESICK, where they shirtfronted addiction, or SHE, THE ATROCITY, which tells the harrowing story of gender dysphoria, and daily struggles for women in this current society we live.
BOYSCLUB are set to release their fourth single ‘Best For You’ January 2021 before the album and it’s going to be the best yet. The band’s hard work, dedication and collective decade of experience of radicalised empathy will crescendo in their debut full length record, slated for 2021. The opus promises to push further, break more taboos and burn anything that says, “Be quiet.”
BOYSCLUB. Forever standing for something more than themselves.
Tix $18.10 from https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/365d005c-4d25-4a47-99e7-c2915e52d872
Fri Mar 12
7:00 pm – 11:30 pm