The near three-minute track tells the story of old West icon, Wyatt Earp.
Known for their experimental flare and explosive live energy, Melbourne’s Y Street have switched lanes with their latest single, ‘High Noon’.
A gritty, blistering track which sees the band experiment with different sounds and ideas, ‘High Noon’ signals a natural progression of Y Street’s sound.
Following on from their previous single ‘Bottle’, released last year, the band have kicked it up a gear and combined their classic garage-rock instrumentation with dirty ’60s vibes, active drumming, and impassioned singing, resulting in an urgent, hard-edged track.
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Right from the get-go, Y Street rip into a foreboding, driving beat full of heavy distortion and foot thudding percussion before commencing an epic shuffle coloured by frontman Matthew Bullock’s fiercely delivered vocals.
Reminiscent of early The White Stripes and The Strokes, ‘High Noon’ is the band’s attempt at capturing the raw power of their high-intensity live shows.
Between Bullock singing as if his life depends on it, the fuzzy guitars, and hard-hitting lyrics, ‘High Noon’ manages to take the band’s sound to a whole new level. Add in the stifling outro and Y Street have you completely hooked from start to finish.
Arriving alongside a brilliantly frenzied video that see-saws between footage of the band performing and scenes from the Wild West, the near three-minute track tells the story of old West icon, Wyatt Earp, hunting outlaws and partaking in fatal showdowns.
The surreal depiction of such a showdown ties in with the band’s playful nature in using theatrics to heighten the listener’s experiences – something anyone who has seen them perform live can attest to.
With several releases lined up for the not-too-distant future, this single is merely the beginning of a new and exciting period of the band’s career.
Check out the film clip for ‘High Noon’ below.
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