Brisbane indie five-piece The Bonnie Doons make their return with their new track, Fred. The song is the first taste of their upcoming EP, The Betweeners.
Produced by songwriter Kane Kennedy and mixed/mastered by ARIA-winning engineer Govinda Doyle (Angus and Julia Stone), the song sees the band incorporate more pop elements into their established quintessential surf-rock sounds. With a commanding and rich vocal performance, stellar guitar riffs and catchy melodies, the band have delivered a standout track that navigates staying true to who you are.
Of the track, band member Torian Brewer shared: “In this track I talk about staying true to who you are and not letting your emotional attachments to things or people keep you from doing what’s right for you. Breaking down the barriers of guilt, letting something go and moving on.
Fred marks the direction the band are taking on their next full length release. Band member Kane Kennedy shared some insight into what listeners can expect on the new EP, saying “This record was a new approach to music for me personally, we steered further from the Aussie surf-rock sound to a more pop-like 90’s vibe. I still hear similarities between this and our previous record, mainly in the guitar work, but it was ultimately Torian’s vocals that gave us the ability to pursue a different genre and direction with the music.”
Exploding onto the scene in 2017, the band released their debut EP Face To Face last year. The band have shared the stage with industry heavyweights, supporting the likes of Wolfmother and Bootleg Rascal.
Fred is out now! Listen to the track below.