Photo Credit: Kenith Png
The Atlas State, a five piece psych-rock band based in south Perth, make their comeback after their last release with new single titled, ‘Misfire’.
The band is known for their “diverse array of sounds”, including saxophone solos, cool synth hooks and a bunch of catchy guitar riffs. But they took a different approach to this release, focusing more on a pop influenced feel and experimenting with electronic sounds.
This was an exciting project to work on for them, especially since they got to work in collaboration with Nick Littlemore (from Empire Of The Sun and PNAU) on the lyrical content on the final song. The band describes the creative process; “The song grew from a quirky synth loop and transformed into the final track you hear today. [It] blends our unique instrumentation with more melodic lines and lyrics that were influenced by Nick's initial concept notes and later developed into lyrics that represent a collection of our experiences.”
Working together with Sam Ford from Tone City Studios, ‘Misfire’ came to fruition and serves as a platform for The Atlas State to speak with their fans from a more personal perspective. The band says that “this track is trying to evoke those feelings of anxiety we all feel from time to time and about how its ok to let things go.” They put a real emphasis on wanting their listeners to be drawn into the song and focus on the layers of instrumentation that really brought this piece to life.
Want to catch ‘Misfire’ live? The Atlas State have a gig at Amplifier on June 4, playing alongside Pond, DV Stargaze and Sofa - head here for more details!
Make sure to have a listen to ‘Misfire’ below!