If you’re a Victorian local, the chances are good you’d be used to seeing indie trio Woodlock performing all over Melbourne.
However, with the Queen Victoria Market and Bourke Street Mall currently devoid of patrons, the talented musicians have performed live from their house for the latest edition of Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home while in quarantine.
While the last couple of years have been a little quiet for the group, fans have received some new music in recent months, with new versions of their tracks “Sirens” and “Lemons” being released online, further showing what an immensely talented outfit they are.
With their latest single, “Start Again”, officially being released today, the trio’s latest performance comes at a perfect time.
Performing “Sirens” from the 2015 EP of the same name, the track kicks off with a simple electronic melody and acoustic guitar, before those dreamy vocals come into the mix and transport the listener to somewhere truly special.
Before too long though, things ramp up as drummer Bowen Purcell comes into the mix, providing percussion with – most notably – a container of Saxa salt.
Woodlock are currently on track to release their new EP, Collateral, on October 9th, with the recently-released “Start Again” serving as its first single.
“This song is an interesting one for me,” Zech Walters explained of the track, which was written about his divorce. “I wrote this in the lowest of lows and, in retrospect; I was trying to tell myself that I’m destined to be more than what I was at that time.
“As time has gone on, I’ve come to realise that the words in the song came true, just not in the way I believed it would happen. We have both had to start again… but not together.”
Check out Woodlock’s performance in the player above, or by heading over to Rolling Stone Australia’s Instagram page. In the meantime, take a listen to “Start Again” on all services now.