Melbourne outfit Dental Plan have shared their first new song in over a year, flirting with heaviness in their latest composition, “Hole in Me”.
Premiering yesterday, but officially released today, “Hole in Me” serves as the first new taste of material from the typically-punk group since October of 2019. Equal parts menacing and haunting, the song is a little bit of a stylistic departure for the outfit, with a heavier sound rooted in the roots of early grunge, but still featuring the trademark Dental Plan sound they’ve already established in just a few short years.
Most notably, the new single also comes alongside a music video which sees the group embracing a clear love of horror films. Directed and produced by Scott Marrinan, the clip features Aunty Donna collaborator and comedian Ben Russell in a starring role as a crazed dentist who kidnaps the band member while they’re under anaesthetic. Ultimately reaching a satisfying climax, the video concludes with interspersed footage of both the band performing and getting revenge on their villainous captor.
Dental Plan first arrived on the scene back in 2018 by way of a self-titled three-track EP, and followed things up with their “Orchid”/”Broken Things” single the following year, with Alicia Bognanno from Sub Pop indie-rockers Bully helping the group get it out into the world. The group are currently working towards the release of a debut album, which is currently slated to arrive later this year.
To celebrate the release of their new single, the band are set to return to the live stage with an intimate show in Melbourne this evening. With support from indie rock mainstays Big League and punk rock hellraisers Shove, tickets to the event are on sale now, and extremely limited.
Dental Plan’s “Hole in Me” is out now.
Dental Plan – “Hole in Me” Single Launch
With Big League and Shove
Friday, February 26th
The Last Chance Rock and Roll Bar, Melbourne, VIC