The group’s prior release Passing By received much praise, with the tastemakers at Tone Deaf proclaiming the song as “everything that’s so great about local garage rock right now”. Accompanying the single was a highly ambitious music video which boasted a new standard of quality and artistry for the group, with animations provided by The Naysayers’ Harrie Kingston and Canberra based visual artist Danny Wild, and filming and editing by videographer Ben Davies (Monuments, Twelve Foot Ninja, Dead Letter Circus, The Red Paintings).
The band’s 2014 single Fools Gold Rush hinted at the rise which was to come, kicking some serious goals. The track was featured on AirIt’s Top 10 Most Ordered For Airplay. The group also scored gold when the single was selected by British Vogue to accompany their December 2014 campaign The Shooting Party which included the likes of Cara Delevigne (world famous), Tim Walker (world famous) and Kate Moss (also world famous).
The Naysayers have a huge 2018 planned, independently releasing their debut album Hellfire Sing Sing on 2nd January and launching the album this Saturday at The Grace Darling Hotel – with more dates to be announced.
Hellfire Sing Sing marks the long-awaited first album release by Melbourne Garage Rockers The Naysayers, an album about shitty people because The Naysayers are miserable bastards. The album contains plenty of the garage-surf sound that they’ve made their trademark along with songs that cover more psychedelic ground. Hellfire Sing Sing features lead single Paper Person, a song with plays on Triple J and Triple M as well as comunity radio across the country and praised by Josh Merriel (Triple J) as a “ridiculously fun little piece of guitar driven surf-punk”.
The Naysayers came to life in 2011 in Melbourne from the members’ shared love of garage rock, melody and psychedelia. Known for their energetic live shows, they’ve played to a sold out crowd at Kennedys Creek Festival – sharing the stage with Cosmic Psychos and Alex Lahey amongst others. Over the course of their career they’ve developed a unique stage presence and melodic garage surf sound all of their own. “Undeniable catchy, urging you to dance while simultaneously making you want to kick something.” – Savage Thrills
“Undeniable catchy, urging you to dance while simultaneously making you want to kick something.” – Savage Thrills
Here is a brief summary of each track:
- Psychopath: Riffs and guitars
- (Don’t Tread On My) Blues Shoes: Blues and beats
- I Hate Your Band: Surf-punk
- Psychopath Pt II: Delay pedals and melody
- The Bounder: Don’t bore us get to the chorus
- Paper Person: Ranting and raving, chicken pickin’, new wave
- Maya The Cat Girl: Nick Cave goes to the beach
- Jamming In The Stairwell: Duelling guitars and walls of vocals in the fires of hell
Grab your copy now: Hellfire Sing Sing