Meanjin/Brisbane group alt-rockers Staples have unleashed their new single “Unjust Jeans (And Guillotines)“.
Since forming in 2019, the band has released an EP ‘Another Melodramatic Mess’, sold out shows around Brisbane and last year they supported the Last Dinosaurs. Returning to the stage in 2022 to launch their single ‘Optimist’ to a crowd of 130.
The band’s highly anticipated sophomore EP will be out next month, November 18.
With a feel-good, bop-ready beat and nostalgia-dipped rhythm, ‘Unjust Jeans (and Guillotines)’ is one of those tunes that will effortlessly inspire smiles and get people moving. The tune is synonymous with festival season and sunny days spent with mates outdoors, and evokes a sound that could be a mix of The Smiths, The Cure but with a unique indie-rock twist.
Though it’s a fun tune, it isn’t without substance, with lyrical gems like ‘revolution isn’t served on silver spoons’ given space to strike a chord. Speaking further about the song’s story, Staples explain:
“Blending driving post-punk basslines, glistening synths and nostalgic jangle-rock guitars, “Unjust Jeans (and Guillotines)” explores the bleak reality of worker exploitation and corporate greed under late-stage capitalism, while encouraging solidarity and hope within the hopelessness.”
That hopeful energy comes through strong on ‘Unjust Jeans’, and will no doubt earn the group even more support.
Stream it below.