The bands debut album, Something Like This But Not This, is due out this October!
Image: Claire Warren
Canberra-bred, Melbourne-based four-piece Moaning Lisa are treating fans today not only with new music, but also the announcement of a national tour! Their dynamic new single, Cold Water, is built upon three simple chords, still packing the punch we've come to know them for.
Kicking off in Brisbane on October 14, the run of shows will continue on to Byron Bay, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Ballarat, with the tour picking up again next February in Sydney and Wollongong. Tickets are on sale now!
Speaking of their new track, singer and guitarist Charlie Versegi says; “Lyrically, Cold Water is about how it feels to be the target of another person’s saviour complex. Navigating relationships whilst struggling with a relatively high-functioning mental illness is exhausting and burdensome - you can easily fall into the trap of trying to assuage the people who worry about you. Saying that something is as simple as a glass of cold water is all you need to feel better encapsulates this complicated issue. We were channeling a bit of Mitski, Adalita, and Sleater-Kinney when we wrote this, but mostly we were channeling ourselves.”
Following their official signing to Wollongong label Farmer & The Owl, joining the likes of Hockey Dad and Bad//Dreems on the labels legendary roster. the bands debut album Something Like This But Not This is set to arrive this October.
Of the record Moaning Lisa shares: “It’s our first album and so we wanted to capture who we are and who we have been as a band throughout this first part of our existence. The original thought behind the tracklist was to capture the dynamics and flow of our live set. We wanted to replicate the energy we have when we play on stage together but also experiment and do things we can only achieve with the luxury of recording in a studio.”
Something Like This But Not This is out October 8! Watch the visual for Inadequacy below.
MOANING LISA ‘SOMETHING LIKE THIS BUT NOT THIS’ ALBUM TOUR
THU 14 OCT - BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE
FRI 15 OCT - THE NORTHERN, BYRON BAY
FRI 22 OCT - THE LANSDOWNE, SYDNEY
SAT 23 OCT - TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA
THU 28 OCT - FAT CONTROLLER, ADELAIDE
SAT 30 OCT - THE SEWING ROOM, PERTH
FRI 05 NOV - THE GASOMETER, MELBOURNE
SAT 06 NOV - VOLTA, BALLARAT
FRI 18 FEB - THE LANSDOWNE, SYDNEY
SAT 19 FEB - LA LA LA’S, WOLLONGONG