Exclusive Single Premiere: Reckless Coast “Burn Street” (2024)

Reckless Coast

Your first share house usually brings back fond memories: fun nights with flatmates, new adventures in the kitchen, and banging on the walls from irate neighbours. With a sound imbued with nostalgic rock feels, Meanjin/Brisbane-based indie-rockers Reckless Coast bring all these memories and more with their new single, the bittersweet “Burn Street.” We’re delighted to be premiering it ahead of its release tomorrow.

Opening with sparkling guitars before Jaeden Ogston‘s vocals kick in, “Burn Street” tells the story of how the OG house-share was the best, and those that followed never quite lived up to it. For a three-piece, this song has a serious chassis—Jaeden’s vocals soar, the guitars have infectious hooks, and there is a driving rhythm section. It has a stadium sound imbued with an uplifting rock ‘n’ roll chorus.

About the track, the band writes: “‘Burn Street’ is the location of my first share house. It was like a little family… picture the most ideal and perfect home/living situation and that’s what it was like. However, after only 8 months, the lease came up for renewal and we all parted our separate ways. The share houses that followed never came close to being like Burn Street, and I realised that it would be the closest thing to a home I had.”

“Burn Street” was produced by Cody McWaters (The Chats, King Stingray) and mixed by Jono Frowd. In recent times, they’ve had some stellar support slots, performing on stage with the likes of The Delta Riggs, The Southern River Band, and Press Club. They’ve also sold out multiple shows across their hometown of Brisbane.

We also have the first look at the video which accompanies the track. It was directed by Aaron Griffiths and filmed/edited by Ryan Kovchenjo. It’s a performance piece, shot in a room, with posters in the background being put up and taken down on the walls as the story unfolds. The changes to the posters and inevitability of time moving on, signify the end of an era that was formative and rewarding.

To celebrate the release of “Burn Street,” Reckless Coast will embark on an East Coast tour in May. They will start in Naarm/Melbourne, before revisiting their hometown of Meanjin, and then onto Eora/Sydney and finishing up in Mulubinba/Newcastle. All the details are below.

Do enjoy this exclusive premiere of “Burn Street” before Friday’s release.

Reckless Coast- ‘Burn Street’ East Coast Tour

Tickets available via www.recklesscoast.com

Saturday 4th May | The Catfish, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC
Friday 10 May | Elsewhere, MEANJIN/BRISBANE QLD
Saturday 11 May | Tomcat, MEANJIN/BRISBANE QLD
Friday 24 May | Moshpit, EORA/SYDNEY NSW
Saturday 25 May | Stag And Hunter, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW

You can keep up to date with Reckless Coast  via their Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Spotify

Bruce Baker

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