Described as having, “delicious grunge riffs, a catchy melody, and deep lyrics,” by idobi Radio, “Tethers” is the entry point into the angst-ridden adolescent mind that we have all at one time occupied; a space often devoid of sense or meaning, simultaneously heavy with a lust for life and a desire to disappear. With this next series of releases, the band has found themselves leaning into these roots for the messages behind the music – the things that shaped them into the queer, feminist artists that they are today. It’s a slight departure from the usual realm of social and political commentary that fans of the band know and love. However, as you dig deeper, you’ll quickly learn that it still has teeth; bared and gritted. It explores the dissociation and detachment that often happens when one commits themselves to follow a specific path; be it a passion, a belief, a way of life.
Primed with grunge-soaked guitar riffs and crushing drums, “Tethers” is initially restrained but quickly building & catapulting into restless waves of noise Vocally, the listener is greeted with sweet, yet taunting melodies right from the first line “I’m not sorry, I am sicker than you know”. The song quickly floods with nostalgic 90’s-era vocal harmonies that swell into the anthemic howls that the band is known for, setting it up to be the perfect introduction to the band’s modern take on their early influences.