Behind You drop new single ‘Extremely’, announce Absolute Forgiveness EP out July 8
‘Extremely‘ is out now, buy/stream it here.
Today Eora/Sydney based electronic punk group Behind You return with ‘Extremely’, together with the news of their forthcoming EP Absolute Forgiveness, set for independent release on July 8. LISTEN + WATCH HERE.
Of the release, the band reveal “Extremely is both a celebration and denouncement of the sensational. A car crash of the hyperreal. Say the word 15 times and it sounds like nothing.” Following the recent ‘Burning’, ‘Extremely’ picks up where the former’s frenetic gut punch left off. The result is just as menacing, impactful and impressive as the last, with Behind You covering new territories of their unique fusion of industrial hip hop and hardcore. Language warning!
Coupling the release with another self directed video, the three set fire to the quaint and sweet on ‘Extremely’. Films on Dharawal land revving engines and feedback bleed through the initial dreamy setting, followed by scenes of disarray. In a Gothic nightmare, Behind You fantasises of low budget motocross dreams. The band share, “The putrid greens of an energy drink, coyote screech of a braindead Suzuki engine; Behind You finds self-worship and self-sabotage in all things considered ‘extreme’.”
Based on Gadigal Land/Sydney’s Inner West, Behind You began as a duo in 2017 with a slew of singles and EPs, performing to small crowds in dark venues around the city. Things changed in 2020 with the entrance of their live percussionist and ‘More Like Flesh’ turned heads. With ‘Burning‘ the band secured rotation from FBi Radio and triple j Unearthed, with acclaim from Rolling Stone, Pilerats and more.
Now with their latest offering ‘Extremely’ and forthcoming EP Absolute Forgiveness, Behind You continue to affirm their position as one of the country’s most exciting experimental bands. Featuring a collaboration with Newcastle alt-rap duo Craterface, Absolute Forgiveness is a thunderous collection of tracks that examine indulgence, narcissism and the microcosm of life with the treble, bass and volume on full. The result is a compelling local answer to free-genre connoisseurs black midi, Show Me The Body and more. With the clutch on full throttle, stay tuned as Behind You prepare to go airborne.