Break Even Recordings are proud to welcome Newcastle’s quirkiest DIY spirit FRITZ to the label family, with the announcement of a brand new 7″. This represents the first new music for the year and follows their successful trip to Austin’s SXSW and appearances at the Sydney leg of Laneway Festival and Groovin the Moo Maitland.
Having premiered on triple j’s Home & Hosed last night, new single ‘Ghost Poke‘ is a swell of nervous, nauseating euphoria; glistening guitar leads sit atop buzzsaw-like rhythm section whilst Tilly Murphy hauntingly reminds us to ‘breathe in, breathe out’. Lyrically the song effervescently redefines the concept of fair-weather friendships in the millennial age; reflective of individualistic desires to get ahead and being emotionally ‘on-call’.
“Ghost Poke is a song, like many of mine, that’s about a few things in one – all quite similar topics though. ‘Ghost Poke’ is a term I coined that is basically when someone treats you like a ghost and only ever talks to you when they want something or when they’re desperate for someone to talk to.”
Tilly continues “I’ve known so many people like that and it’s made me feel like I’m alone all the time, which I’m obviously not but I’ve got it into my head that people who talk to me only do to be kind.”
Last years’ singles ‘Summer Holiday’ and ‘Biggest Fool in the World’ piqued the attention of Noisey, Pilerats & Pedestrian, gained multiple spins across triple j, FBi Radio & 4ZZZ, and was added to Spotify‘s Fresh Finds, New Music Friday and Chords and Cardigans playlist.
Her reputation for eccentric on-stage banter and infectious laugh has gained the young musician a legion of followers. She’s toured nationally with Ruby Fields and The Grates in the past, supported Cub Sport, Middle Kids, Fazerdaze and WAAX and performed at BIGSOUND, Secret Garden, Sounds of the Suburbs and Yours & Owls.
Feature photo credit: Jason Doan