Sydney-based punk-rock trio, Whispering Jackie have just released their new single ‘Breaking Up This Time’ and announced a run of shows to support the release. Recorded and mixed by Daniel Antix (Gay Paris, Sound of Seasons) at Def Wolf Studios, Sydney, ‘Breaking Up This Time’ is the lead track lifted from their forthcoming sophomore EP ‘For The Moment’ (due late-2017)
Combining elements of punk, grunge and garage-rock, ‘Breaking Up This Time’ takes cues from the likes of the group’s staple influences Magic Dirt, Sonic Youth and Hole, whilst melding more modern sounds of White Lung, Best Coast and DZ Deathrays.
Frontwoman Sare Jackie describes the inspiration and meaning behind the track:
“Breaking Up This Time describes being in an on-off relationship and the ambiguity of not knowing where you stand. The song is sung from my point of view where I'm the one that's being left, and I'm pleading with them to stay, even though I know deep down it's not the right thing for me. It's a situation that heaps of people find themselves in, so I wanted to write a song about that struggle. Everyone's afraid of being left alone.”
Whispering Jackie’s 2016 debut EP ‘Social Isolation’ was received warmly by the Australian punk community, with single ‘Casino Mate’ getting spun on triple j’s ‘short.fast.loud’, 4ZZZ, FBi, RTR and various other community stations.
To celebrate the release of the new song, the band will perform four shows in Sydney and Wollongong. In the coming weeks, Whispering Jackie will also reveal the accompanying music video for ‘Breaking Up This Time’.
'BREAKING UP THIS TIME' LAUNCH SHOWS
FRI 7 JUL | THE LADY HAMPSHIRE, SYDNEY NSW
THU 20 JUL | VIC ON THE PARK, SYDNEY NSW
FRI 4 AUG | RAD BAR, WOLLONGONG NSW
THU 10 AUG | FUZZ FACE @ HIDEAWAY BAR, SYDNEY NSW
Listen to 'Breaking Up This Time' via Soundcloud below