It Thing blend the vocal delivery of B52’s, Divinyls or The Motels, with the speed and intensity of Ramones & Bad Brains. They weave clever social commentary through their on-surface mundane, diary-like lyrics, encouraging re-listens and personal interpretations. Lead single God's Car is no exception, sneaking some big existential questions among Gavan-Glover's signature tongue-in-cheek anecdotes. It's a road rage anthem "sympathetic to the anxiety of sitting in the passenger seat while your Dad yells G-rated obscenities out the window and tries not to blaspheme", according to Gigi.
Formed in nipaluna’s beloved Brisbane Hotel beer garden in early 2019 over a thirst for classic punk rock and not much else to do, It Thing have been gracing stages with vibrance and vigour ever since. The 4-piece have developed a reputation for intense live shows with a powerful visual persona, taking cues from the angular excess of the 80’s new-wave.
Release: November 26, 2021, Marthouse Records
Words: Marthouse Records