Melbourne punk trio Cable Ties have announced a follow-up to their 2017 self-titled debut, sharing the news that their new album Far Enough will be releasing Friday, 27th March through Merge Records/Poison City.
To coincide, the band have released a video for new single ‘Sandcastles’, which Cable Ties say is a critique of the notion that “effective activist community can be created by shouting down and casting out anyone who doesn’t abide by the social norms or language of an exclusive community or group.
“The song is aimed at a figurative individual who doesn’t have any interest in making positive changes in society or participating in open and productive discussions about political and social issues. Rather, they set themselves up as the gatekeepers of progressive groups by aggressively policing language and immediately casting out anyone who doesn’t abide by the codes of behaviour they have created,” said the band in a statement.
“This turns purportedly intersectional, progressive groups into exclusive clubs only accessible to people with homogeneous opinions, social and economic backgrounds, and ways of speaking.”
In addition, the band have announced they’ll be hitting the road for a few local shows and festival appearances over the next couple months before heading overseas.
Watch the video for ‘Sandcastles’ and check out tour dates below.
Cable Ties Australian Shows
Fitz Ritz, Melbourne
Gaytimes Festival, Yarra Valley
Something Unlimited, Darebin
Vic on the Park, Sydney
Farmer and the Owl Festival, Wollongong