"Strangely, fate was kind to us in that we didn’t release it back in the day so it could be heard for the first time now.”
Aussie rock faves Spiderbait have unleashed their first new music in nine years.
The band have today dropped two new tracks, My Car’s A UFO and Riffer, both taken from newly announced compilation record Sounds In The Key Of J.
My Car’s A UFO is a previously unreleased track that they had forgotten about until Kram found a CD of lost mixes from their 2001 record, The Flight Of Wally Funk.
“I wanted to put everything of Janet’s on the album that we could fit onto a double album, including B-Sides and any lost tracks,” Kram said.
“UFO had been mixed but for some reason, it didn’t make Wally Funk and was never mastered.
“When we found it, we decided we should include it on Sounds In The Key Of J. It’s weird to hear something from your past come out in the present and, strangely, fate was kind to us in that we didn’t release it back in the day so it could be heard for the first time now.”
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On B-Side Riffer he added: “Riffer was recorded in Whitt’s home studio and represents a different side of the band: the surf-punk vibes we grew up with. I love Janet’s lyrics, too – this song is raw Spiderbait.”
The upcoming LP “celebrates the legacy of their pioneering bassist and singer, Janet English” and will be released on April 8.
“Kram was going on about the compilation idea – and initially, I said 'hell no’. I kinda said 'OK' to shut him up… And here we are!” English said.
You can pre-order Sounds In The Key Of J here.