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PREMIERE: Split Seconds - Relocation Blues

4 April 2016 | 12:27 pm | Staff Writer

Melbourne (via Perth) indie-pop-rock soldiers Split Seconds have overcome their fair share of tribulations over the past few years, having navigated geographical upheaval and line-up changes alike since their acclaimed 2012 full-length debut, You'll Turn Into Me.

But, rather than let setbacks and obstacles get the better of them, the band — led by multi WAMi Award-winning vocalist Sean Pollard, and freshly featuring ex-Milk White White Teeth guitarist Barrie Wilson — have poured all the highs and lows of their last little while into a foot-stomping, rollicking tale to create new single Relocation Blues, proudly being premiered on The Music today.

The track marks the first taste from the band's eagerly awaited second studio LP, Rest & Relocation, due out independently this June, with the clip wearing its roots openly on its sleeve, capturing the chaotic, often frustrating minutiae of the moving experience.

Anyone who has had to switch up their dwellings in the last year or so will relate with painful familiarity, while those paying special attention to the focus-worthy lyrics will no doubt find many an anecdote common among creative, transient, free-spirited types well-versed in rental hopping and shift work.

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Relocation Blues was recorded and produced by Split Seconds at the Box Factory, with mixing handled by Jackson Barclay at Friday Hill Studio and Mastering from John Ruberto at Mastersound Studios.  

The band will be launching the new goods at a series of shows this and next month; they'll hit Catfish Fitzroy on 23 April alongside Jack Stirling & The Perfect and Near Myth, The Loft, in Warrnambool, on 30 April with support from Spooked, and 7 May at Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet, with Gem Bones.

For more information on where and when Split Seconds will be headed to a stage near you, see the band's Facebook page.