Off the back of a buzzing sold out national tour for first single ‘For The Story’, Verge Collection announce their latest tune ‘So Vain‘, from their highly anticipated debut LP Flanuer (out March 30).
The brand new follow up single – which premiered on triple j’s Home & Hosed with Dom Alessio on Monday and online with Pilerats yesterday – is a two minute banger that see’s the Perth indie-pop natives flip the bird to judgmental folks. Drawing on an awkward party experience, songwriter and band front-man Ben Arnold finds humour in a petty argument with a pretentious party-goer where he claims he “was getting razzed by someone that had a superiority complex.” ‘So Vain’ acts as a helping hand, urging the listener to move towards something bigger; something greater than the predictable sameness of current life.
With a presence that’s cemented itself wholly in the suburban Australian whirlpool, Verge Collection’s debut album is set to sink deep into the bones of every listener. Flaneur represents the band’s mature side, where self-reflective tendencies and the art of letting go of negativity are personified in the complex lyricism highlighted on tracks like ‘Stop Think About It‘ and ‘Sleep It Off‘. The debut album soars to new heights showcasing catchy hooks and heavy bass lines that provoke a nostalgic yearning for simplicity and unfiltered youth. The album’s 10 track’s document goose-bump worthy reflections (‘Feelin’ Old’), knowing when it’s time to say goodbye (‘Last Ciggie’) and finding light in dark situations (‘Black Dog’). With the same production team behind their 2016 triple j mini hit ‘Our Place‘, the album is set for release on deluxe 12″ vinyl via Rhubarb Records on Friday 30 March.
Since their inception, Verge Collection’s list of successes brims with achievements. Nominations for four WA Music Awards (WAMi’s) resulted in the crown for “Best EP” (‘Open Plan Living’) in 2016 following their set as one of the most talked about acts at Bigsound. Earlier this year, the band signed with Rhubarb Records following a wicked sold out national tour in August and the release of Flaneur’s first single ‘For The Story‘. With a back catalogue of tours supporting the likes of Skeggs, Stonefield, The Wombats, Cold War Kids, Bad Dreems, Bleeding Knees Club, Tiny Little Houses, Good Boy, City Calm Down and Saskwatch, Verge Collection will reveal national album tour dates in early 2018.
Verge Collection’s single ‘So Vain’ is out now. Flaneur is out physically on Friday 30 March via Rhubarb Records and digitally via Believe Distribution.
Pre-order packages for ‘Flaneur’ go on-sale this Friday 24 November and will be available for purchase exclusively from RhubarbRecords.com
PRAISE FOR VERGE COLLECTION
‘“Songs so relatable you have to check you haven’t just accidentally pocket dialled your mate”
– Lachie Macara, triple j
“…had punters jumping for joy”
“Verge Collection are on a steam train headed straight for success”
– Sam Muggleton, AAA Backstage