The hard-hitting new single from alternative pop-punk band DRAFTDAY is being released on Friday April 24th, 2020. From Darwin, the genre-bending five-piece have already found success on triple j with singles "Soap" and "En Soi". Now, showcasing a more aggressive approach than the band has touched on previously, "Misspent" finds a sonic home somewhere between Trophy Eyes and Ceres.
With a driving drumline, dangerously addictive riffs and an unfaltering baseline, "Misspent" is DRAFTDAY's most unrestrained track yet. Evoking both sadness and anger, the song is an honest representation of what goes through your head after being hurt.
"The lyrics are allowing childish, negative and self-centered thoughts to come out, it felt important to write something that showcased the not so ideal thoughts and words that we consider when adjusting to any form of loss," said DRAFTDAY.
The music video for "Misspent", directed and produced by the band, is a psychedelic, glitchy masterpiece that uses low-fi aesthetics to perfectly represent the dark, introspective subject matter of the track.
Draftday was formed in late 2018 and hails from Darwin in Northern Australia, consisting of members Arran Barker (vocals), Lucas Sharp (guitar), Manolis Kamitsis (bass), Rowan Dally (drums) and Tom Ford (guitar). DRAFTDAY has rapidly matured into a band that verges on bursting into the national scene, with their first release of singles "Soap" and "En Soi" achieving triple j and Unearthed airplay alongside acclaim from music media nationwide, including Wall of Sound and Depth Magazine.
The band have also attracted attention from triple j's Declan Byrne and Dave Ruby Howe, who intolled that these guys are ready to hit big stadiums, even comparing them to the likes of punk band Trophy Eyes. They also draw inspiration from bands such as Gang of Youths and Ceres, creating their own unique sound, straying away from the cliche that every band that comes out of Darwin is a metal act.
Whilst building a dedicated following through live shows and releases, Draftday spent the entirety of 2019 writing, self-producing and recording their debut EP 'When I Went Away' which is set for release in May, 2020.