Watch: Aussie melodic hardcore rockers Vacant Home debut new single/video 'Knife's Edge'
The single marks the first new release from the Perth-based hardcore rock outfit after their emotional and heartfelt debut EP, 2017's ‘Reflect, Respond.’
Australian 5-piece melodic hardcore outfit Vacant Home has released a new single/video titled 'Knife's Edge' on the Dreambound YouTube channel. Talking about the new single, frontman Callum McGivern says, "Knife's Edge delves into the struggle of seeing someone you love in pain and the pressure that comes with making sure that they’re safe."
The video makes a snide reference to the band's name as they amp up the energy in a 'vacant home', as the lyrics touch upon themes of pain and loss and the anxiousness of knowing if a loved one is safe. "And as I rode with you in the back of the ambulance / I stopped and I thought. Will I ever see you again? / Will you ever open your f*cking eyes," McGivern gauzily growls with vocals a sharp as the song's evocative title. There are even a few fleeting glimpses of a girl popping a pill and lying in a bathtub, so perhaps the track is a warning flag to the dangers of drug abuse as well.
You can watch the music video for 'Knife's Edge' below:
The band will play a release show around the new single at Amplifier Bar in Perth on April 14 (supported by Idle Eyes, Homestate and Among Them).
Emerging from Australia’s most isolated capital city in late 2016, Vacant Home has established themselves as one of Australia’s best up and coming acts. The band's DIY ethics and humble attitude from their beginnings - playing house shows in their hometown - has seen them supporting the likes of Stick To Your Guns, Polaris, Deez Nuts, House Vs Hurricane, Being as an Ocean, Knocked Loose & Saviour in their city’s best venues.
Vacant Home's brand of west coast melodic hardcore attracted a worldwide audience with the emotional and heartfelt debut EP ‘Reflect, Respond’. Released via Mutant League Records in 2017, The lead single ‘Shiver’ skyrocketed to the top 5 most viewed videos on the Dreambound Youtube channel, currently sitting at over half a million views and rising.
The beginning of 2018 has seen the band spend time on writing new material, working with producer Cody Brooks to create their latest single 'Knife's Edge', set for release next week on April 13.