Southern NSW Coast rock outfit The Vandastruts have released their latest single Guilt Shot, a slow burning rock number that takes its inspiration from a gun related homicide from the history of the USA.
With a blues/rock/hard rock infused sound played to perfection, The Vandastruts have been plying their trade since early 2020 and have emerged from the initial onslaught of COVID with a renewed vigour and EP’s worth of material in tow.
Vocalist Kayne Micallef and brother/drummer Bodie sat down with HEAVY to discuss the band’s new material.
“We wrote it (Guilt Shot) about a man who killed his own wife, but I don’t know how I came up with the lyrics,” Kayne offered. “It all just started with a simple chord progression and the vibe that it gave was very eerie and spine tingling and that’s how I worked out what to write the song about. It’s definitely rock, but it’s also got that western country vibe to it. We’ve got the slide guitar in there, and it starts off with some nice finger picking, but we’ve also got something special with a news report of an actual incident over in America from a fair while ago of a man killing his own wife, and he actually calls up the police and dobs himself in straight after he does it. So we’ve based the song off that.”
In the full interview the pair talk more about Guilt Shot and its subject matter, the use of actual police audio and how it impacts the song, the difference between this single and previous releases, the upcoming EP, the bands unique sound and more.
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