Victorian alt-metal band Spacegoat is thrilled to be releasing their new single Earthquakes, available everywhere on February 8, 2023. The video is being premiered today via HEAVY.
“Earthquakes is essentially an acknowledgement that sadness has its place and is as valid and useful as any of the so-called ‘positive’ emotions,” says vocalist, Ez. “The lyrics to Earthquakes began to form for me one night when I was having a real low moment. I had taken myself out for a walk to clear the funk, to try and escape this feeling of sadness. I put my earphones in, played one of my favourite albums and suddenly the combination of the evening air, being out in nature and the emotions of the songs I was listening to made me start to observe my emotional state differently. I started to recognise it had a purpose, and that it was actually making me so hyperaware of my surroundings, and in that moment, I realised it was actually my despondency that was actually making me feel so very alive. My hope is that listeners can feel the optimism in this song and turn to it as a light in darker times.”
Earthquakes is the first release from Spacegoat since the release of their EP Catharsis in 2021.
Working alongside Chris Themelco at Monolith Studios for the first time, the band are extremely eager for their fans to hear the evolution of their sound in their new material.
“Chris knew exactly what to tweak to make this song come to life and be the biggest, best version of itself,” Ez explains of the recording process. “All five of us felt instantly in tune with Chris and that made the recording process so easy, so fun and so satisfying. He knew exactly what we were going for and the areas in which we wanted to level-up from the material we’ve released previously. We’re so incredibly happy with the result.”
The music video for Earthquakes was self-produced by the band, with guitarist Leon Russell responsible for the filming and editing.
“Leon has done a brilliant job and is completely self-taught. Yes, we could have paid someone professional to do our video, however we’ve gained so much from doing this ourselves, and had so much fun in the process” says Ez. “As a band, we came up with the concept, although once we began filming, we really questioned the decision to submerge ourselves in a large body of water in the dead of Victorian winter! That made for a memorable experience, but not one I’d be rushing to do again!”
Recently, Spacegoat were voted amongst the top bands in Melbourne for a chance to play at the popular Good Things Festival. While they didn’t claim the top prize, this opportunity demonstrated the enthusiasm brewing behind the band and encouraged Spacegoat to have their sights set on new heights for 2023.
The official release date for Earthquakes is Wednesday, February 8, where the track will be available on all streaming platforms and for digital download via Bandcamp. Check out the premiere below.