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Sputnik Sweetheart Turn It Up To 11 On Their Latest Single, ‘Jealousy’

Canberra alt-rock outfit Sputnik Sweetheart have unveiled their first single of 2021, Jealousy. It’s just over three minutes of raw emotion squeezed into one hell of tune.

Jealousy kicks off with some battering drums and some ultra catchy guitar tones. With subtle melodies floating around and some very indie style vocal delivery, this one will be stuck in your head for days!

Recorded between The Grove Studios and the personal studio of engineer Jack Nigro, Sputnik Sweetheart created ‘Jealousy’ at the same time as their 2020 track ‘Rolling’. Says bassist Joe Pabis, the genesis of ‘Jealousy’ was a point in their sessions that proved to be one he couldn’t get out of his head.

“The song originated from the main guitar riff you hear throughout the intro and verses. Nette sent me a voice memo and as soon as I heard it I couldn’t get it out of my head. We’ve been playing the song live for a while but in different forms. We didn’t get the structure you hear on the recording until we got into the studio. We recorded the bass and drums at the same time we recorded our last single “Rolling” at Grove Studios, and added guitars and vocals at Jack’s personal studio space in Sydney a few months later.”  Joe Pabis, Sputnik Sweetheart

To celebrate the release Sputnik Sweetheart have provided us with a ‘get to know’ playlist. There are some winning tunes there!

Fleetwood Mac – The Chain

The chorus in this song just makes everyone grin right? It’s stupidly catchy.

The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?

There’s something to be said about a song that could score any situation and work perfectly. (That’s this song and we’re saying it now.)

Dust on the Ground – Bombay Bicycle club 

Who knew guitars could work so perfectly together? Well Bombay Bicycle Club did in 2009 and they wrote an album that proved it.

Moaning Lisa Smile – Wolf Alice 

One of the greatest songs of all time. Also – the music video is the best if you haven’t seen it stop reading this and get youtube up immediately.

Feeding the Family – Spacey Jane

Ashton’s guitar solo need we say more?

Labrador – WAAX 

If you need a song to loudly sing *scream* along to in your car with the windows down – it’s this song. WAAX feels like that friend you can always count on to make you feel good, even when you’re feeling low.

Where Is My Mind – Pixies 

This song reminds us of all the characters in seasons 1-4 of Skins. Anybody else?

Reptilia – The Strokes 


Rhinoceros – The Smashing Pumpkins 

The size this song gets is almost as big as a real Rhino tbh

Gimme All Your Love – Alabama Shakes 

This song is so unbelievable. The whole band is incredible and Brittany Howard is a superstar. Watch the Live from the Artists Den version and thank us later.

I Love LA – Starcrawler 

This song makes me want to move to L.A, like, right now.

Jealousy is available now, everywhere.

Written by Chris Lamaro