Sydney-based alternative-rock trio Second Idol have made their debut, releasing their first ever single White Noise.
Mixed and mastered by Nick Franklin (Peking Duk, Polish Club, Clews), the track bursts open with menacing guitars and steadfast drums, mesmerising listeners with lead singer Kate Olivia’s snarling and hypnotic vocals. Conceptually, the track is a feminist anthem that calls out those who think they have the right to comment on women and gender non-conforming bodies.
“’White Noise’ is a contemplation of body politics, women's bodies and misogyny. It emerged out of my observations of comments often made by cis men on social media regarding the policing of women and gender non-conforming bodies. The lyrics are written in a way that I'm having a conversation with someone in a bar, and I’m calling them out on their misinformed views and telling them that ‘we need to take this conversation outside’, then they just get sledgehammered with a barrage of guitars.” Olivia shares of the track.
Made up of Olivia, Theia Joyeaux and Maxine Gillon, the trio find their inspiration in all-rock luminaires such as Savages, Placebo and Sonic Youth. Olivia, Joyeaux and Gillon are proud members of Sydney’s LGBTQIA community and work with organisations such as Queer As Fvck, as well as queer and mental health charity Baylin’s Gift.
The band are set to launch the single with a show at Frankies Pizza on February 27, with a further performance at Mardi Gras for Queer As Fvck in early March.
White Noise is out now! Listen to the song below.