Exclusive Single Premiere: The Deenys “Lonely Paradise” (2022)

Credit: Rob Childs

Perth indie-rock five-piece The Deenys prove they have hit their stride and are having fun with it in new single “Lonely Paradise”, out tomorrow.

Each member is originally from the UK and Ireland, drawing influence from British acts such as The Strokes, The Vaccines and The Wombats. Fervent instrumentation and catchy hooks and melodies bring a fun energy to the defiant lyrics in the band’s latest offering. Taking this sound and making it their own, The Deenys are highly recommended for fans of accomplished locals DMA’s, Skeggs and Hockey Dad.

“Our style of music is undoubtedly influenced by some of the most iconic bands coming out of the UK with the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks and The Smiths to name a few,” the band explains. “Between us all, we all bring something different to the table when it comes to making music. Many of our lyrics are written from life experiences we have had ourselves or from us looking at the world around us.”

“Lonely Paradise” shines a light on the pressure of societal expectations placed on young people. It explores how today’s youth would rather escape though drugs, unhealthy relationships and unfulfilling goals in a life without direction. Call-and-response guitars and vocals are lifted by upbeat drums and prominent bass to keep you dancing from the get go. The track was recorded at DeBaser Studios in Perth, with mixing by Andy Lawson (Eskimo Joe) and mastering by William Bowden (Ball Park Music).

“Most of our music comes from having a bit of fun while we rehearse – whether that be Lloyd or James with a riff, Shane with a bass line or Craig on the skins. From there Drewe’s lyrics join the mix and after a short while the foundation to the next song has been built. Lonely Paradise was no exception to this. James and Lloyd started playing the main riff and the rest just fell into place. The lyrics were something Drewe presented to us in the very early days of The Deenys and we were just waiting for the right type of song to put them with.”

Accompanying the release is a single launch show at Amplifier Bar in Perth on Saturday 10 September, supported by Star Arcana, Residents Club and Alison Parade. You can get your tickets HERE. If previous singles “Life Goes On”, “Local Bird” and “Forever” are anything to go by, locals are in for a real treat and their efforts can only go up and up.

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