Bitter & Alone

by New Band

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Here's a jangly little number we wrote about spending too long at The Tote and wasting all your savings on drinks (and braised lamb - pls bring it back), wearing the same clothes too often, the necessity of having to move back home at least once as an adult, eating falafel and/or cheese pies at our 2nd (Very Good Falafel), 3rd (Tabets Lebanese Bakery) and 4th (A1 Bakery) favourite Brunswick eateries (Mankoushe Brunswick being number #1 but didn't get a mention, sorry), lacking any purpose or direction in life and being bitter and alone. It's called Bitter & Alone and it's the first thing we've ever done.

'Bitter & Alone' Single Launch at Tramway Hotel, Fitzroy on Sunday July 2 (arvo show) with Jarrow. Also appearing at the following dates:

Wednesday June 21 at The Tote with Emma Russack, Ruby Soho
Saturday June 24 at The Old Bar with Sons of Rico
Wednesday June 28 at The Tote with Emily Ulman, Spiral Perm


My footsteps on the pavement
I'm making my way home
From sitting at The Tote
Until I slowly decompose
I'm spending all my savings
Diminishing my funds
Trade away my future
For cold beers and having fun

But I'm not having fun

Collection of band t-shirts
My single pair of jeans
I got two pairs of shoes
I got my boots and my red Nikes
Perrin's got Fiona
And I have got no-one
I guess it could be worse
I could be living with my mum

Just living with my mum
And Andre and Franklin

I could head up to Brunswick
And go and see Keren
Get Very Good Falafel
Or maybe Tabet's or A1
I wish I had a purpose
I wish I had a home
I wish I could feel something
Except bitter and alone

I'm so bitter and alone
I'm so bitter and alone
I'm so bitter and alone


released June 19, 2017
Written and performed by New Band.

Simon Fazio - Vocals + Guitar
Perrin Date - Bass + Vocals
Reahan Martin - Drums

Recorded by New Band on Sunday June 18th at the prac space, mixed + mastered by Simon at home.



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New Band Melbourne, Australia

New Band are a strollwave ensemble consisting of Simon Fazio (YIS, Cuddleman), Perrin Date (Goodnight Tiger, Bayou) and Reahan Martin (Pink Harvest). They formed in January 2017 and have since been accused of lifting heavily from Jonathan Richman, Stephen Malkmus and The Velvet Underground. Might as well, right? ... more


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