Kitschen Boy Reveal Touching New Single, ‘Close Friends’
Naarm/Melbourne-based indie-rock group Kitschen Boy recently revealed their emotive new single ‘Close Friends‘ – produced and engineered by Nick Bond (Juno Disco, Albert Salt, Aeroplane Mode) and mastered by Redmond Black at Crystal Mastering (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Amyl and the Sniffers).
Beginning with softly strummed guitars, clerical drums and the caressing vocals of Dylan Baddeley, ‘Close Friends’ is a sentimental slice of indie brilliance that blends sensitive lyricism with simplistic songwriting expertise. The gentle verses make way for the heart-warming chorus, rich in texture and delicate resonance, as choral harmonies and resounding leads combine to offer sumptuous familiarity throughout the song’s duration.
The band explain the meaning behind ‘Close Friends’:
“‘Close Friends’ is the story of a protagonist unsure of how to read romantic signals through their Instagram and social media interactions. The storyteller waxes on trying to untangle the implications and insinuations of their interactions with a romantic partner in a plea for clarity and surety in either direction. The song speaks of the intricate unknowns of love in the digital age and how overwhelming it can be to find and perpetuate a relationship within these confines.”
To celebrate the release, Kitschen Boy will be embarking on an East Coast headline tour, performing at venues such as Black Bear Lodge, Waywards, and The Curtin. This comes off the back of selling out their debut EP tour, reaching capacity at The Evelyn in Naarm/Melbourne (330 tickets), Bootleggers in Eora/Sydney, O’Skulligans in Meanjin/Brisbane and Lowlife Bar in Tandanya/Adelaide.
In the live arena, the band have also shared the stage with beloved Australian acts Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Teenage Dads, Rum Jungle, The Terrys, Bugs, Dear Seattle, STUMPS and Crocodylus. They also performed on the 2019 lineup at BIGSOUND. Recently they’ve signed to Lonley Lands Booking Agency and Brae Fisher (Dear Seattle) for management.