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  • India Wallis

Kai Cult Returns With High Energy Single & Video ‘GET WOUND AWAY’

Naarm/Melbourne-based noise-punk artist Kai Cult has today returned with a stimulating new single ‘Get Wound Away’ – produced and mixed by Fletcher Matthews (The Buoys, STUMPS, CLEWS) and mastered by Steve Smart (Vance Joy, Midnight Oil).

‘Get Wound Away’ is a two-minute injection of adrenaline and vitality, charged to the brim with coarse guitars and vicious vocals. Constructed remotely across home studios, the song’s meticulous production gives life to its techno aesthetic, bringing underground premises to the forefront and encumbering it with fundamental dynamism.

“‘Get Wound Away’ is an energetic grunge song that draws inspiration from Hardcore Punk, Surf and Stoner Rock,” explains Kai Cult.

“I wrote the lyrics about the boredom and drudgery of the 9 – 5 slog, which at times can make you feel absolutely numb to everything in the world. At times, you just want to feel alive again, to live life on the edge. I wanted the song to be a shock to the system – a heavy, no holds barred punk song that would inject life and energy to listeners.”

Alongside the release is the salient accompanying music video – directed and edited by Martin Wood and filmed across Lumi Studios and Noise Complaint Studios in the Eastern Suburbs of Naarm/Melbourne. Featuring an energetic live performance of the track, cut between psychedelic edits and projections, the video is a fitful nod to Kai Cult’s 90’s influences.

“We wanted something that really captured 90’s and grunge vibes, but also with an artsy and fashion styled twist,” Kai Cult continues. “We used a lot of fast cuts and the blurred shutter shots reflected the energy and intensity of the song, furious and erratic. There was a projection room that was built that had three projectors beaming visuals simultaneously onto it which was cool.”




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