Emerging from the alt-rock depths in a shroud of emo-punk comes three skeletal figures… Adelaide’s own Nocturnal Animals are back, already making their mark on 2022 with brand-new single Where’s My Mind Been?
Known for their high-energy anthems, recounting angst-ridden tales with distinctively thematic stylings, Nocturnal Animals have produced six smashing singles since their debut in 2020, with last year’s release of Outside and Articuno Makes Waves demonstrating the band’s continued sonic growth.
Now, the group have delivered Where’s My Mind Been?, a punchy alt-rock track loaded with tumultuous drums, overdriven guitars and a hearty dose of unflinching grunge. As if moving from the deep, dark spaces of the mind, the song starts slow, with melancholy dripping from pushing guitars as breathy, gravel-filled vocals begin a steady build. A distinctive Nocturnal Animals chorus ignites with an implosion of huge drums, rearing riffs and chanting lyrical hooks, signalling the first of many deliberate instrumental thrashings to come.
Check it out below.