West Thebarton

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West Thebarton have today delivered their brand new single ‘Tops’, alongside a new video, limited edition 7” pre-orders and some tasty tour dates.
Reading, Leeds, Pukkelpop, national Living End tour, triple j’s Like A Version, ARIAs, India, Falls, Big Pineapple….. Yeah, West Thebarton are feelin’ pretty wrecked right now. It’s unsurprising then that their brand new single ‘Tops’ is a plea for respite centring on that very phrase.
Tops’ details a malignant mental exhaustion, too. As the good Reverend Ray explains, “This song is about those times in your life when you know you should feel so fucking good about yourself, but all you can focus on is negative.” Been there, done that, Rev.
Tops’ is a real rock anthem. And yes, people use the term ‘anthem’ liberally. But West Theb sure know how to pen a slow building ditty that rips into an explosive singalong.
You can bet your bottom dollar there’ll be some shouty moments on the ‘Tops’ tour, too. The band have announced they’ll run the gauntlet from Adelaide to the Gold Coast this winter in support of the new single. They might even throw in a rendition of their Florence and the Machine ‘You’ve Got The Love’ cover, which conveniently features on Side B of the limited edition Tops 7” (available to pre-order now).
And in case you’re worried about The Rev, ravished by self-doubt in the face of West Theb’s many successes? “One particularly dark day, I gave my partner a call” he explains, “and she just paused and said, “fuck it, live in the sunshine”. Preach.
The Tops Tour
+ Sleep Talk + The Belair Line Band
The Gov | Fri 31 May
Tickets: $20.50 + booking fee
Doors open 7.30pm