Adelaide-based post punk/noise pop/alt band Placement have released their new single “It’s Over“.
It’s Over is a song about endings; sometimes the only way to fix things is to end them. Arriving abruptly with a corroded squeal of guitars and saxophones, the track is comprised of melodic bass and sax-laden verses leading into catchy guitar and vocal-driven choruses that brim with the euphoria of endings. Placement delivers their own blend of unexpected pop, with influences including Sonic Youth.
Speaking about it, vocalist Malia Wearn says: “It’s Over’ is a song about ending things that aren’t working. Part of the inspiration came from a horrible phonecall with a customer that left me crying in my cubicle. To make myself feel better and counteract their bad vibes I used the experience for this song.“
“Around the same time I was also reflecting on endings and the freedom brought from taking control of relationships in life that are damaging or unfulfilling and choosing not to continue them. It was something I’d only recently had the courage to do, and it brought such a euphoric feeling of relief and self determination. Experiences where you feel a bit powerless in life are always really powerful to write about in songs, a purging of any bad feelings. So this is a song about the power of ending things, hang up the phone, don’t make the date, take control of your destiny because you know ‘It’s Over’.
Have a listen below.
Placement is Malia Wearn (vox/guitar), Alex Dearman (guitar), Kim Roberts (bass), Stuart Patterson (clarinet/sax), and Giuseppe Caporaso (drums).
Placement Upcoming Live Dates
23 Sep with Nancy and the Jam Fancys @ The Scenic Hotel (Tarntanya/Adelaide)
26 Oct with Press Club and Loser @ The Basement (Ngunnawal/Canberra)
27 Oct with Press Club and Loser @ Mary’s Underground (Eora/Sydney)
29 Oct with Bronte Alva, Sarah Yagki and the Sweaty Bettys @ North Wollongong Hotel (Dharawal/Wollongong)
10 Nov with Press Club and Loser @ the Crown & Anchor (Tarntanya/Adelaide)
17 Nov with Press Club and Mac the Knife @ Shotkickers (Naarm/Melbourne)
Photo credit: Nash Blight