The Lonesomes – “Self Destructor”


The latest from Australian band The Lonesomes, “Self Destructor” is a brooding single that unveils an intertwining post-punk and alt-rock energy. A rock-forward frenzy emanates throughout the first half, as a more contemplative post-punk bridge escalates into a culminating “self-destruct,” passion.

“Civilizations turn to ash,” the snarling vocals remark amidst the sludgy guitar work, exuding a consuming apocalyptical rock swampiness. The “self-destruct,” refrain brings forth ardent pulses of guitar, enamoring further as the vocals maintain a suave engrossment. The meshing of post-punk and heavy alt-rock resonates alongside apt themes of alienation and “the search of connection,” — driving a track with a fierce aesthetic composure and attitude.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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