DAYS LIKE THESE
UNLEASH SOARING NEW
SINGLE “HIGH & GLOW”
FROM ‘WIDE AWAKE’ EP
Brisbane eclectic alternative outfit Days Like These are today returning with brand new single, “High & Glow”, the second single to drop from forthcoming ‘Wide Awake’ EP, releasing Friday May 14.
“High & Glow” pushes boundaries for the band, who credit producer and collaborator Chris Lalic (Windwaker) for helping guide Days Like These into a more refined space and encouraged an exploration of different guitar tuning, song structure and tonal effects. “We were unsure about this song and how it would turn out in the end, but as we were putting the finishing touches on it we all agreed that we were extremely stoked on it” says vocalist Callen Batson.
This second single delves into dark territory sonically with rave-like vibes echoing throughout the track, lending itself perfectly to the context of the single, which explores Batson’s thoughts on substance abuse and partying as a way to mask struggles: “High & Glow takes its theme from my past experiences and thoughts on drugs and partying, and the use of them in our generation to help forget issues in our day to day lives that we would rather just push aside. The dark and rave-like vibe of the song inspired the lyrical content – which is where the initial ideas came from.”
Previous single “Gravity” made its debut at HEAVY Mag and was the first single to release from ‘Wide Awake’. “Gravity” made Music Feeds ‘Favourite Tunes of The Week‘ on release day, made its triple j debut on Short. Fast. Loud and featured in Alternative Press Magazine’s ‘Top 40 Artists You Need To Hear In April‘ who highlighted the polished new sound: “With electronic elements scattered throughout, the song introduces their listeners to a redefined sound. Using catchy guitar hooks, the group take a more melodic approach compared to previous releases.”
On top of the release of brand new music, 2021 brought the announcement of the bands first show in over a year. Days Like These joined Belle Haven’s ‘Nobody Likes A Hospital’ tour to play the sold out Brisbane leg at Black Bear Lodge in March alongside Adelaide infectious rock outfit, Alt..
Following on from the success of their first show back, Days Like These released tickets to their own headlining EP launch show at Brisbane’s The Brightside on May 27 supported by Inertia, Deadnerve and Nervous Light – which sold out shortly after announcing! The band recently revealed they will also play main support for Headstrong’s sold out Sydney show at Burdekin Hotel on April 24.
Days Like These is Callen Batson (vocals), Noah Murphy (drums/vocals), Connor Robins, (bass) Jamo Benadie (guitar) and Russell Hodgson (guitar). 2019 welcomed the release of singles “The Absolute” and “Antidote”, highlighting the band as ones to watch in the Brisbane alternative scene and saw the band join Brisbane’s huge ‘Bris Big 4’ Festival with Shorelines, Stepson, The Brave, She Cries Wolf and Deadlights. The end of 2019 saw Days Like These travel to Melbourne and Sydney to play to new audiences before finishing the year with a sold out Brisbane show alongside Ocean Sleeper and Stepson.