Track of the Day: RACKETT “Oxytoxic” (2020)

Our Track of the Day is “Oxytoxic” from Sydney electro-pop outfit RACKETT, and it’s especially exciting as a total kick-arse video for it is also being released today.

A brief recap on who Rackett is and where they have come from in case you’ve missed that one. They were a totally captivating glam-rock 4-piece, with the leader of the ship Rebecca ‘Bec’ Callander on vocals and guitar, partners Astrid Holz and Kat Ayala pounding and shredding on guitars respectively, and Ally Gavin keeping them on track on the bass. Fast forward to Ally having a baby, and Astrid and Kat heading back to their own project, and Bec has rebirthed Rackett into an extraordinary electro-pop gyrating captivating exhilarating explosion of energy.

With Kara Jayne providing some serious bass lines, Bec has provided RACKETT with a bag of new tunes, and it’s Oxtotoxic, and it’s video, which we are showcasing today.

Bec describes the song coming from a place of yearning “The song is about uncontrollably romanticising about a fictional lover and being overcome by desire for someone you don’t even know, but can play the part.”. The song was co-written with Dave Hammer (JEFFE, Lime Cordiale). 

Rackett launched the single recently in Melbourne and Sydney, and shared the stages with performers from the LGBTQIA community. I was at the Sydney launch and it was an incredibly inclusive night with the full rainbow being represented. It inspired Rackett to include the community in the filming of this video clip, and the results can be seen below.

The video was produced, directed and edited by RACKETT at LGBTQIA community bar in Melbourne. As you would expect it’s fun, it’s ultra-high energy and a great portent of things to come from the band. Watch it and watch it again – it’s that good.

RACKETT have the following shows coming up:
21st March | Ott’s Big Bang Up Ft. Prism/Rackett/The Brights + more | The Lord Gladstone, Sydney
4th April | Torch Fest | The Factory Theatre, Sydney – tickets HERE

You can follow all things RACKETT on Facebook, Instagram, and their Website

Header image credit: Rocket Weijers

Bruce Baker

Probably riding my bike, taking photos and/or at a gig. Insta: @bruce_a_baker

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