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The Deenys - 'Lonely Paradise'

by Thomas Bedward August 25, 2022

The Deenys - 'Lonely Paradise'

Comparable in sound to current pioneers of the Australian indie-rock sound such as DMA’s, Skeggs, and Hockey Dad, The Deenys have hit the ground running with their confident new cut, 'Lonely Paradise'.

A track that sees the band truly stepping up their game, ‘Lonely Paradise’ sees the The Deenys at their brightest, pulling in influences from the recent wave of grunge-tinged acts in the UK, and blending it perfectly with the slightly fuzzed out vocals that herald from sonic powerhouses like The Strokes, The Vaccines, and The Wombats.

In the new cut, The Deenys shine a light on the unfulfilling and ultimately damaging nature of the expectations and pressures placed on young people. They outline how easy it is to slip into an avoidant lifestyle as a young person, trying to maintain some small semblance of “paradise” through drugs, damaging relationships, unfulfilling goals and a general lack of purpose. This hedonism acts a bandaid to a hollow life, perfectly summated by the title “Lonely Paradise”.

As the band explained, "Our style of music is undoubtedly influenced by some of the most iconic bands coming out of the UK with the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks and The Smiths to name a few. Between us all, we all bring something different to the table when it comes to making music. Many of our lyrics are written from life experiences we have had ourselves or from us looking at the world around us.” 

Recorded at DeBaser Studios, ‘Lonely Paradise’ was mixed by Andy Lawson (Eskimo Joe) and Mastered by William Bowden at King Willy Studio (Ball Park Music). They continue to shrug expectations and instead hone in on their tried-and-true collaborative efforts of song making.

The band continued, “Most of our music comes from having a bit of fun while we rehearse - whether that be Lloyd or James with a riff, Shane with a bass line or Craig on the skins. From there Drewe’s lyrics join the mix and after a short while the foundation to the next song has been built. Lonely Paradise was no exception to this. James and Lloyd started playing the main riff and the rest just fell into place. The lyrics were something Drewe presented to us in the very early days of The Deenys and we were just waiting for the right type of song to put them with.”

The release is accompanied by a launch show on Saturday 10th September at Amplifier bar in Perth. Sharing a stage with local rockers Star Arcana, Residents Club and Alison Parade, judging by their previous live shows, this one will be marked by the electric energy and passionate performance that won’t be one to miss.

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