A brand new Australian band have been dropped at my consideration just lately. They’re the Sydney-based trio PEPTALK, who’re two-thirds queer, two-thirds POC and all three-thirds feminine. Additionally they describe themselves as “your healthful mates giving unsolicited recommendation.” We got our first style of the band in June after they launched with the upbeat, buzzy indie-pop monitor “White Sneakers.” On the time, although, what was most shocking was that I used to be unable to attract up any comparatives for PEPTALK. Purely as a result of I felt there was nobody else doing what they have been doing.
In the present day they’re again with “idk” a follow-up monitor. Equally, with this sophomore launch, the band continues marching to the beat of their very own drum. It stands out that they differ from the stereotypical lady bands. They get their level throughout not by being angsty however in candy, real, and playful methods. This makes them immediately likeable and endearing. With a hand on my coronary heart, I can not keep in mind after I final described a lady band this fashion, if ever.
Explaining the that means behind the track, PEPTALK says, “‘idk’ was written about remembering an inside joke with an ex. The type of issues that catches you off-guard. As a result of regardless of how terribly issues would possibly’ve ended. Inside jokes are little reminders of the enjoyable you as soon as had with that particular person. What is particularly onerous is in case you haven’t forgotten and are possibly dragging your heels about letting go”.
That is likely to be a quick assertion from the band. But, for me, this brief piece of commentary builds extra buzz round them. Glimpsing on the band’s personalities poking via and studying about how they write a break-up track from a unique viewpoint than these which endlessly cowl the identical floor.