Melbourne rock & roll band The Slingers have unveiled their new single “Streets of Tokyo“.
This is the second single from their forthcoming debut album due out in early 2023 via Flightless Records. It follows on from “Our Last Day in the Sun” released last month. Get it here.
Streets of Tokyo is a loving paean to the musical stylings of the early 1980s, with nods to Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’ period in both production and instrumentation. Tokyo is a a pop song at it’s core; with both tongue-in-cheek lyricism & haunting imagery, a pulsing 4/4 kick drum and a killer pop hook that can’t be denied. It’s the perfect track to kick off the sad silly season.
Take a listen below.
Over the last 5 years of eclectic releases and impassioned live performances, The Slingers have cemented themselves as one of the most unique bands of the contemporary Australian underground/alternative scene.
The band persistently defy classification, with a colourful catalogue of releases that span from country to folk, grunge rock to ballad, Australiana to Americana, acoustic and spoken word to electronica.
Recent releases have seen the band make a foray into ‘Motel Pop’. The genre is less defined by production than by its lyrical content, chronicling with a blend of comedy and tragedy the lives of ordinary people living and struggling through our current age of loneliness. The evolution of ‘Motel Pop’ will culminate in the 2023 release of the band’s debut, full-length LP, Sentimentalism.
Produced by Errol Green (Big Yawn), the album ranges from piano ballads to purely electronic pieces. The live launch of Sentimentalism at the famed Corner Hotel sold out weeks in advance.