Australia’s Finest & NME Faves, The Bonnie Doons, To Release 90s Influenced EP “The Betweeners”
Brisbane-based five-piece, The Bonnie Doons, have just released Fred, the first taster of their highly-anticipated new EP, The Betweeners.
Already attracting the attention of NME, The Bonnie Doons have enraptured their native Australia and are now setting their sights on introducing the rest of the world to their thrillingly addictive sound, a combination of styles which sees them zipping from alternative 90s sounds through to rap and pop. Their latest single, Fred, offers typically sage, to-the-point relationship advice about not feeling guilty about finishing a relationship which isn’t working, all wrapped around a swirling maelstrom of sun-tanned chiming guitars and swampy grooves. Perfect for late summer hammock swinging.
“In this track I talk about staying true to who you are and not letting your emotional attachments to things or people keep you from doing what’s right for you. Breaking down the barriers of guilt, letting something go and moving on.” Torian Brewer, The Bonnie Doons
Existing in a similar vein to the likes of Ocean Alley, San Cisco and GUM, The Bonnie Doons’ music is effortless and easy to sink into. The band has been writing and performing together since 2017, developing themselves into one of Brisbane’s hardest working new acts. Releasing their debut EP Face to Face last year, they leant into the momentum swirling around the band locally and began work on its follow up, The Betweeners, due out on 30th October.
Produced by songwriter Kane Kennedy and mixed/mastered by ARIA-winning engineer Govinda Doyle (Angus and Julia Stone), ‘Fred’ is a strong return for the act, as they look towards a brand new chapter of music. “This record was a new approach to music for me personally, we steered further from the Aussie surf-rock sound to a more pop-like 90’s vibe. I still hear similarities between this and our previous record, mainly in the guitar work, but it was ultimately Torian’s vocals that gave us the ability to pursue a different genre and direction with the music.” Kane Kennedy, The Bonnie Doons
Having cut their teeth on larger stages supporting the likes of Wolfmother and Bootleg Rascal, The Bonnie Doons are levelling up with the release of new music, anticipating a return to live performance as soon as the climate allows. In the meantime, ‘Fred’ is here to satiate the appetites of fans and newcomers alike.