Rock music rising band FANGZ Release New Single ‘Self Medicate’ Produced by Stevie Knight
Sydney-based punks FANGZ have just revealed tour dates and their ghastly new single ‘Self Medicate’ – produced by Stevie Knight (Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic, The Dead Love), and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Hands Like Houses, Underoath).
On ‘Self Medicate’, piercing guitar paves the way with a descending chromatic progression, as thudding bass and monstrous drums meld to create a cacophony of chaos. As the track unfolds with its searing intensity, the mesmerising vocals of Josh Cottreau soar relentlessly, as the enigmatic frontman delves into a more serious subject matter with powerfully evocative lyrics.
Bassist and co-lyricist Jameel Majam describes the motivation behind ‘Self Medicate’: ‘TLDR; ‘Self Medicate’ is about learning to deal with your anxiety and using self care rather than substance abuse.
In particular, this song was written after one night in Brisbane. I had Jägermeister for breakfast and vodka for dinner. At the time I was dealing with a lot of changes in life and felt like I was continuously putting on an act. It all came to a head onstage that night…
I forgot how to play our set, couldn’t tune my guitar and drunkenly lashed out at my band mates. I quit the band that night only to wake up on Sunday and sheepishly apologise to everyone in a Hungry Jacks in Grafton. On Monday, I went to the doctor and got a referral to see a psychologist.”
FANGZ have announced a six-date tour across NSW, ACT and QLD, including a performance at Inverted Festival, alongside Skegss, Trophy Eyes, WAAX and Stand Atlantic/
In the coming weeks, FANGZ will unveil an accompanying music video for ‘Self Medicate’.