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New Release – Earthquakes by Spacegoat

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Hailing from from Central Victoria, Australia, alternative metal outfit Spacegoat is not to be overlooked. With roots in various metal sub-genres, they have been likened to bands such as Flyleaf, The Butterfly Effect, Deftones, Tool, and Halestorm, however Spacegoat really do have a sound that is uniquely their own. The five members have a synergy that shines through their songs and is particularly evident when they take to the stage. Spacegoat’s performances have been described as energetic and infectious.

Emerging in 2019, their debut EP ‘33’ was met with positive reviews from punters and publications alike and their follow up release ‘Catharsis’ really began getting people’s attention. A string of new releases is planned from February and the members of Spacegoat are excited to be releasing their best music yet.

Their new single ‘Earthquakes’ is out 8th February. Here’s what singer lead singer, Ez, told us about ‘Earthquakes’.

What inspired you to write this song?

“I had hit a rough patch, mentally, and was feeling quite low, with this overwhelming sense of hopelessness. I think this is a feeling so many more people can resonate with after the events of the past couple of years. Anyway, I had taken myself out for a walk on this one evening to just get some air and try to escape the feelings; I put my earphones in and played an album by one of my favourite bands, Caskets, and with the combination of the evening air, nature and these songs, I started to feel differently about my sadness. I started to recognise it had a purpose and I wouldn’t be feeling so hyperaware of my surroundings and the music in my ears wouldn’t be hitting the same, emotionally, if I wasn’t feeling sad. So the words to ‘Earthquakes’ started to form, as kind of a commentary on that moment where my despondency actually made me feel so very alive.”

When releasing a new single is there a sense of excitement or panic?

“Almost entirely just excitement. I wouldn’t say there is panic, more stress regarding all the behind-the-scenes lead up you need to do for it. And we had some challenges getting this one out, as it was originally supposed to be released in October of ’22, but due to circumstances completely out of our control we had to make the call to postpone. So, it’s safe to say there is almost nothing but excitement at this stage, as the release of this song approaches! We’re really proud of this song and just want people to hear it! “

Is the release accompanied with a music video?

“There is a music video coming out via our YouTube channel that was completely self-produced. Our guitarist Leon shot the majority of the scenes and did all the editing, and we came up with the concept as a band. It involves all outdoors scenes, including having to submerge ourselves in a large body of water. It was the dead of winter at the time of filming and we all learned what it means to have your breath taken away when we had to shoot those scenes! I’ve never experienced water so cold! We’re really pleased with the result of the video and feel it is impactful in a way that really compliments the song. The video will be released on the same day as the song.”

Follow the band on Spotify.

Written by: leancool20

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