Formidable Melbourne punks Cable Ties have been on Rolling Stone‘s radar for a while now, so it was a thrill that the band announced their third studio album today.
Before that record – titled All Her Plans – arrives in June, the trio have shared a new single, “Time for You”, a track that cools the traditional ferocity of their sound without diminishing what makes Cable Ties distinctive.
Hopeful and optimistic, “Time for You” is “about feeling safe and happy with someone,” as the band’s lead vocalist Jenny McKechnie explains.
“I’m a pretty chaotic and anxious person. I often feel that I’m barely holding everything together and never have enough time for everything I’ve planned. When I come home to my partner James, I feel safe, happy and like everything is going to be ok. It’s like our time together sits outside of the timeline of the rest of my life.”
For a band who have been so powerfully political and socially conscious in their songwriting, it’s enjoyable to hear them relent slightly to warmly detail the personal in such a touching way. “I’ve got no time / But I’ve got time for you,” McKechnie happily repeats in the chorus; a punky love song never goes amiss.
You can watch the accompanying music video, directed by Nina Renee, below, which coolly contrasts the perpetual exhaustion of modern life with the cathartic effects of friendship and love.
“Time for You” will feature on All Her Plans, which is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2020’s scorching Far Enough. The album will also contain recent single “Perfect Client”, released earlier this year in celebration of the band’s European tour.
All Her Plans was recorded last year alongside the band’s longtime engineer Paul Maybury. It tackles a wide range of important topics, including Australia’s underserved mental health care system and addiction, all while undoubtedly maintaining Cable Ties’ trademark resilience.
Cable Ties’ “Time for You” is out now. All Her Plans is out Friday, June 23rd via Poison City / Merge Records (pre-save/pre-order here).