Calamity is out now!
Mulubinba/Newcastle-based indie-punk band Turpentine Babycino have shared their new single, Calamity. To celebrate the release, drummer Gabe Argiris has shared with MILKY five artists who have influenced the band.
Speaking of the track, frontwoman Georgie Winchester shares: "Gabe, our drummer, wrote the music for this song and it was my job to create a story with the lyrics and melody. The music was very energetic and kinda agro which spurred a sleeping monster - memories of my days at college university. I was reading a book at the time in which I found the word 'calamity' meaning 'an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster'. This is exactly what happened during my time at college after getting mixed up in a passionately toxic relationship. I decided it was my time to finally write about my experience and get the fuck over it through this track. In my mind, I traveled back to those days at uni and felt everything again which was great as I harnessed the emotions and wrote the song in around 30 minutes. As a band, it's one of our absolute favorite Turpentine tracks as it sounds awesome live and it's as real as it gets."
Turpentine are currently in the midst of a headline tour, which has already visited Mulubinba/Newcastle. The run of shows will continue on to Dharawal/Wollongong this Friday, before heading to Naarm/Melbourne, Ngunnawal/Canberra, Mulubinba/Newcastle, Cavanbah/Byron Bay, Meanjin/Brisbane, Guruk/Port Macquarie, Bundjalung/Coolangatta, Yaegl/Yamba, Wonnarua/Maitland and Dungog/Gresford, before wrapping up Iin Gumbaynggirr/Coffs Harbour on April 29.
My favourite band forever and always. With Travis Barker being my favourite drummer as a pop punk powerhouse and Tom and Mark’s relatable lyrics, I have always wanted to have a similar pop-punk energy in Turpentine Babycino that Blink-182 deliver.
PEDRO THE LION
Found a CD of theirs in a 2nd hand bookshop in Sydney and really related to the unconfident, simple yet catchy guitar riffs and honest lyrics.
Since first seeing her live at Gumball 2022, I have always looked up to Carla for her raw emotion and excellent songwriting.
I have seen her live 2 times and I cried both times. I am a sucker for sad shit and so Julien Baker’s first album Sprained Ankle always resonated with me.
Absolutely love these guys, more so in the past year. The simple short song structures pack a punch along with the raw tones of drums, bass and guitar. Again, a wordsmith who makes you know exactly how he is feeling.
Calamity is out now!
TURPENTINE BABYCINO CALAMITY TOUR DATES
SUN 22 JAN | THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW SAT 28 JAN | PRINCE HOTEL, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW FRI 3 FEB | TOWRADGI BEACH HOTEL, DHARAWAL/WOLLONGONG NSW THU 9 FEB | THE RETREAT HOTEL, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC SAT 11 FEB | TRANSIT BAR, NGUNNAWAL/CANBERRA ACT FRI 17 FEB | LASS O'GOWRIE, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW THU 23 FEB | THE RAILS, CAVANBAH/BYRON BAY NSW FRI 24 FEB | TOMCAT, MEANJIN/BRISBANE QLD SAT 25 FEB | WAVE BOWL, GURUK/PORT MACQUARIE NSW THU 2 MAR | EDDIE'S GRUB HOUSE, BUNDJALUNG/COOLANGATTA QLD FRI 3 MAR | LAST RITES, YAEGL/YAMBA NSW SUN 5 MAR | THE GRAND JUNCTION, WONNARUA/MAITLAND NSW SAT 8 APR | THE BEATTY HOTEL, DUNGOG/GRESFORD NSW SAT 29 APR | HOEY MOEY, GUMBAYNGGIRR/COFFS HARBOUR NSW