It’s been four years and several bouts of depression in the making, but Perth 90s infused alt-rock outfit The Disappointed have (finally) finished their first album.
Formed in 2012 from the offshoots of other WA bands, like a group of misfit toys, Power rangers looking for pop vibes in 80s rock anthems, and rock songs in 90s ballads.
They grew together through three EP’s, ‘Stranger’ in 2013, ‘Weird Peace’ in 2014, and ‘Disappear’ in 2017. They toured nationally a few times, did some support shows playing with The Matches, Tired Lion, John Toogood of Shihad, and even ventured as far as Singapore to play a beer festival.
Then like many musical journeys before them, they retreated to a studio and started trying to tackle the ambitious first album.
It didn’t go well.. hours of songs and ideas written and rehearsed, demo’d and.. then.. trashed.
Months, weeks and over a year spent in close quarters rehearsing in divey studios writing song after song. After all that work and money spent, these five (almost) middle aged humans found a happy middle ground. They stopped trying to be a working band and started to enjoy the process and it was good.
Enter ESCAPISM, the epic 90s alt rock track that screams Radiohead alongside heavy doses of TOTO and XTC. A fun rock anthem with chunks of throwback vibes.
ESCAPISM SINGLE LAUNCH
SATURDAY JULY 13
GRUMPY’S MUSIC BAR, MT LAWLEY
With special guests: WEB RUMORS & TOHST
ESCAPISM // OUT NOW THROUGH BLUE GREY PINK