Straight Arrows Announce Fourth Studio Album, 'Surface World,' with Explosive New Single

Sydney garage rock favorites Straight Arrows are back with a bang, announcing their fourth studio album, 'Surface World', set for release on August 9th. This marks their first new material since 2018's 'On Top!' and promises a confident leap forward for the acclaimed East Coast outfit.

The album will be released via Rice Is Nice Records in Australia, Agitated Records in the UK/EU, and Lolipop Records in the US. Following the buzz of 2023 singles 'Walkin Thru My Mind' and 'Fast Product,' the band has now dropped the album's next dopamine hit, the explosive track 'Don't Shoot Me.'

Recorded at Marrickville's Golden Retriever Studios with Nick Franklin (Polish Club, The Buoys), the single surges with energy. Frontman Owen Penglis describes the track as being "about a piece of shit character; the aggressor playing the victim once he's revealed. I'm sure ya all know one of them."

Pulsating and attention-grabbing from the outset, 'Don't Shoot Me' sets the tone for the rest of "Surface World," promising a feast for fans and a thrilling introduction for newcomers. The band's love for reverb, fuzz, and riffs is on full display.

Straight Arrows detail the album's creation: "In true budget Straight Arrows fashion, we spent months rehearsing to spend as little time and money in the expensive tracking studio as possible. With trusted engineer Nick Franklin behind the desk, and Owen trying not to micro-manage him, we managed to smash out the whole album, live to tape in two days."

This is also the first Straight Arrows release to feature co-writes between Penglis and Al Grigg. Penglis then spent the following year overdubbing, warping, and changing the tracks in his own studio, resulting in a "shiny-ish, medium fidelity Straight Arrows hot CLASSIC."

Straight Arrows have built a solid reputation as live performers, headlining packed rooms across the country and supporting major acts like The Black Keys, Thee Oh Sees, Deerhunter, and Black Lips. "Surface World" is set to solidify their place as one of Australia's most engaging and fiercely talented bands.

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