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PREMIERE: RACKETT Deliver Irresistible Punk-Fuelled Pop With ‘Tried To Quit’

Written by Jackson Langford on October 2, 2018

After smashing out a mind-boggling 150 live shows since 2017 and releasing their critically acclaimed EP Ready Or Not, Sydney girl gang Rackett have slapped us with a brand new slice of indie punk fire dubbed ‘Tried To Quit’.

Premiering via Music Feeds below, ‘Tried To Quit’ is so unbelievably infectious that you wouldn’t quit it even if you wanted to. From the delivery of the chorus’ insatiable hook by lead vocalist and guitarist Bec, to the key change that sweeps you off your feet during the song’s closing seconds, ‘Tried To Quit’ is two and a half minutes of non-stop fun.

The band released a few statements on the song’s inception, as well as its deeply relatable meaning.

“We used a lot fuzz and phaser effects on our guitars, distorted the bass with pedals and got the biggest sound we could out of the close-mic’d drums…the final sound is something I’m very proud of,” says Bec.

“Whether (your vice is) a materialistic obsession with clothes, overindulgence in bad food, buying too many pedals or scrolling for cat memes, we’ve tried to quit, we’ve failed, but we keep trying. We can all relate to that.”

To coincide with the release, Rackett have also announced a marathon of tour dates across Australia, kicking off this week.

Catch the full list — and take ‘Tried To Quit’ for a spin — below!

Rackett 2018 Tour Dates

Saturday, 6th October
Crafted Beer & Cider Festival, Broadbeach
Tickets: Facebook

Saturday, 6th October – Sunday, 7th October
Outside Tribe Music Festival, Cornubia
Tickets: Facebook

Friday, 12th October
Molo Live Canberra
Supporting The Superjesus
Tickets: Facebook

Saturday, 13th October
Naraabeen RSL, North Narrabeen
Supporting The Superjesus
Tickets: Facebook

Friday, 19th October
Manning Bar, Sydney
Supporting The Superjesus
Tickets: Facebook

Saturday, 20th October
Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith
Supporting The Superjesus
Tickets: Facebook

Sunday, 21st October
Cambridge Hotel Newcastle
Supporting The Superjesus
Tickets: Facebook

Friday, 26th October
Workers Club, Melbourne
with The Belair Lip Bombs, Fight Ibis, Spiral Perm
Tickets: Facebook

Friday, 26th October – Saturday, 27th October
Kyneton Music Festival Kyneton
Tickets: Facebook

Saturday, 10th November
OzAsia Festival, Adelaide
with The Hormones
Tickets: Facebook

Saturday, 17th November
The Factory Theatre, Sydney
with The Buoys, Fight Ibis, Boydos
Tickets: Facebook

Thursday, 29th November – Friday, 30th November
Jungle Love Festival, Sunshine Coast
Tickets: Facebook

Friday, 30th November
Netherworld, Brisbane
with Fight Ibis
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

Friday, 28th December – Wednesday, 2nd January
Lost Paradise Festival Glenworth, Victoria
Tickets: Facebook

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