Episode 30: Dusty Carefree and Jubilant Indie Rock
Today on the podcast we are featuring the Brisbane band Dusty. Learn more about them and listen to their track “Anxiety.”
Show Notes and Full Show Transcript
Hey everyone welcome to the Eat Sleep Breathe Music podcast. I am your host Jeanette Kimszal. For those of you just joining us this is the podcast where I talk about different musicians how their music affects me and then play there track for you to listen to.
So you can check it out and form your own opinion.
So today I am talking about the Brisbane group Dusty and this is a female let rock band featuring Annie Newcombe on lead vocals and guitar, Tannum Portelli on bass guitar, Harley Meszaros on lead guitar and Willow Giles on drums.
So I was doing a little Googling to see what I could find out about that band. And I’m sorry to say there is not a lot of information out there aside from the bio on their Facebook page and I found a couple features on them.
I think there was an interview feature. But I couldn’t really find a lot of stuff. They are fairly new band from what I got.
From the information I got their debut was at the start of 2021 so that could be why they don’t have a lot of information online but you know I dug a little digging.
I dug a little digging (laughing). That is redundant. I did a little digging and I saw they had a couple of songs on Youtube and so I listened to a copule of videos.
And they really have a range musically speaking. I would say they have a lot of really cool like different types of music.
A lot of it is guitar focused and uhm being that the female lead singers. I would say that the it would probably be in the vein of like indie rock genre but they do a lot of guitar heavy stuff.
I was just really taken with how, how diverse their sound was you know?
They had a couple tracks that came out earlier in 2021. Uhm, one called “Easier” and one was called “Do You Care?”
And just those two tracks are different musically. I would say easier is a little bit more of a guitar focused ballad while do you care is kind of like a steady guitar rock indie uhm track type of uh deal.
And I was just really excited because this was very different from the song that I am featuring today, “Anxiety.”
It’s kind of cool becuase it shows like a versatlity to their music and kind of showing how they can kind of diverse.
I feel like I keep saying the same thing (laughing) over and over again.
And basically you know, I was just intrigued with that because I did like this track “Anxiety” when I first listened to it.
I have a tendency to go towards things that are kind of like. They have that repetive chorus. Or it’s very inviting like guitar riffs that again. I have this problem where I tend to go to indie rock music and I have a love for that.
Basically I really like this track. I like all their tracks actually. I like the tracks I listened to on Youtube and the Anxiety song.
The anxiety song I would say is a little bit more jubilant and airy and more upbeat and more carefree.
The lyrics are very serious and that kind of a theme. Atleast in my opinion. A theme across the 3 tracks that I listened to.
These themes are very important and very serious. And it’s kind of talking about and I think it’s talking about.
With music its interpreted differently by different people. But I would say there are relationship themes and just feeling like this person is not giving you back what you’re giving to them.
And that was a theme I saw across the two tracks “Easier” and “Do You Care?”
And basically with “Anxiety” my understanding this is kind of a newer single. It’s actually out now. So by the time you listen to this on a streaming platform, Youtube.
Uhm whereever you listen to music you can check it out. Or you can listen to it here. I don’t know why I always do that (laughing). Saying you can listen to it on a streaming platform but I’m literally gonna play the song for you.
I don’t know. I think I’m a little nervous. I don’t know why I get nervous (laughing) talking on here. I feel like a silly person sometimes.
Uhm I think it’s again I’m excited about this band and I’m excited about this song. And that makes me a little nervous talking about it (laughing).
Ugh anyway where was I going with this (laughing)? I think I was talking about that song and the thing that’s nice about this. This is kind of an up beat and happy song.
It has really nice rythms and airy and carefree and jubilant and it’s a little bit more playful and fun than some of the other tracks you know?
It definately has this uplifting spirit vibe where it can put a smile on your face. I’m listening to it today and its rainy outside and its definately improving my mood.
But it also has a serious side too. Because if you listen to the lyrics it talks about you know having anxiety and the mental health issues and how important it is you know to open the conversation and talk about these things.
And say am I having an issue. Is it just me or is this anxiety. I’ve been in that situation where you’re constantly worrying about what is going on around and what you’re saying.
You’re like what is the other person thinking, should I just shut up and smile (laughing) and not say anything.
So it’s like the lyrics are very relatable. It’s interesting because the lead singer Annie Newcombe said that the song is very popular with fans. She said it’s her favorite song. She has a quote that said:
“It’s my favourite song in the set, I like how many people tell me that they can relate to it. For me, it’s important that we talk about mental health, and I think having a song about anxiety really opens up the conversation.”
And it is. It’s a great way to give that conversation and make like an upbeat and uplifting song and it’s also fun to listen to.
So even if you’re someone who doesn’t like listening to lyrics or doesn’t pay attention to lyrics. The beat itself you can get out of it and you know enjoy that as well.
You know for me I feel that the other thing that draws me to this track its got this 90’s indie rock. LIke early, I don’t know if it would be early 90’s or 90’s in general indie rock feel.
It’s got this like these heavy the guitar obviously heavy guitar and heavy drum basses in the chorus which I really enjoy.
So at this point I think I have gushed enough about this song (laughing) and how much it excites me. So without further ado here is “Anxiety” by Dusty
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