Charged by a desire to shift to a heavier soundscape, with no-nonsense songwriting and energetic riffs, Late 90s have lined up to release their debut track of 2022, ‘Disarray’.
The frantic Perth four-piece are blending influences from Silverchair, Alice In Chains & Smashing Pumpkins to sear ears, win hearts & move mosh pits with a track that draws nostalgia, yet distinguishes itself as an anthemic alternative-rock number to bring in the new year.
“Our producer Matt Templeman came to us with an opportunity to record for a day at Black Bird Studio when a spot was freed up. At the time I had been wanting to write something heavier, straight to the point and simple. Temp came in for a session and I played him the intro riff I had written and he loved it.
It was an easy one to write as a band. I especially love the bassline and drums throughout the verses and Steve’s vocals in the chorus. We took inspirations from Alice In Chains and Silverchair and wanted to have a song that we could jump around to while playing”
Zaac Morgan, Late 90s
Drawing parallels with emerging grunge & alternative-rock acts that were breaking across radio in the 90’s, Late 90’s also share influences inspired by modern acts Violent Soho, Tired Lion & Dear Seattle. Their selection of producer Matthew Templeman (Sly Withers, Onslow, Ratking) landed the Perth engineer as the perfect creative director for the release.
Templeman was able to guide the band from an initial riff, to completion within the single-day session. Similarly, WA stalwart Simon Struthers (Karnivool, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Sly Withers) provided a final master to contain the multitude of reverb & layers.
In celebration of ‘Disarray’, Late 90s will be hitting the road across Western Australia, playing their debut shows outside of Perth – completing the tour with a hometown headliner at Convenients in Northbridge.
Late 90s thrive in a live setting. The band’s spirit and passion shines through brighter than ever when on stage performing, with the opportunity to share their music with the broader Southwest providing the four-piece a chance to grow an already eager fanbase.
“We are so excited to play our first shows outside of Perth and give the southwest a taste of what we’ve got to offer. This tour has a stacked support lineup of some of our favourite bands that we are listening to right now.” Elliot Lee, Late 90s
LATE 90S TOUR DATES
Tickets available via https://linktr.ee/Late90s
Sat Feb 5th Clancy’sFremantle, WA
w/ Ursula, Aquarius Rage & Hot Sand
Fri Feb 11th The Prince Of Wales Hotel Bunbury, WA
w/ Pretty Uglys & Sky Cave
Sat Feb 12th The River Margaret River, WA
‘Life On Margs Fest’
Fri Feb 18th Convenients Perth, WA
w/ Pinwheel, Sixth Avenue & Dear Soldier