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Spkezy - ‘Hell House’

by Thomas Bedward April 06, 2022

Spkezy - ‘Hell House’

A brilliant new band with a sound that is as fresh as it is catchy, Spkezy have hit the ground running with a bold mix of wild attitude, intense instrumentals, and dark pop brilliance. Reminding listeners of front runners like The Dead Love, My Chemical Romance and Waxflower, the band have quickly become known for their poised approach to genre-bending music, and it's on perfect display with new cut ‘Hell House’.

Builds upon an '80s inspired soundscape that is spiked with a power-packed grunge chorus and plenty of futuristic EDM synth pulses, ‘Hell House’ is every bit as wild and fiery as its title suggests. Coupled with crisp recording and energetic instrumentationt that allows the pop sensibilities to shine through the hooks and melodies, the single was recorded at HTE Audio in Launceston Tassie.

Speaking about the new single, Luke Vaessen of the band explained, “Hell House is a trip into a pretty scary place. A place that was/is nurtured by substance and alcohol abuse. A place that can make it hard to distinguish fact from fiction and friend from foe. The feeling of not knowing who to trust, even if that is yourself.”

Joel Hallam further added, “I tend to write piano lines first and follow with a beat and then guitar, I’ll normally get it to a point where I’m happy with it and then all the boys have their input and it will start to take shape into an actual song. It’s not uncommon for a song to go through multiple revisions before we’re happy with it. I think that doing everything ourselves from the mixing all the way through to the visual elements gives us heaps of freedom creatively and I think that really shows in the final product.”

Accompanying the genre-bending alt-pop rocker is a surreal visualiser, which the band helped bring to life, explaing, “The video really tries to push the uncertainty, paranoia and terror that comes from feeling lost in your own mind, and lost in your life.”

The alt-pop rockers that make up Spkezy are Luke Vaessen (vocals), Joel Hallam (guitar, samples, keyboard), Owen Broad (drums) and Ryan Barker (bass). They pride themselves as being completely DIY. This unique element spans across the near entirety of the band's disciplines from the production and recording to the making and refinement of music video and single art. This undoubtedly provides a more authentic experience for the listener as they can connect with the true artistic vision of Spkezy,  untainted by the influence of external parties. 

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