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Sydney-based pop-punk band Bellwether has just revealed its frenzied new cut.

Following on from the debut single ‘Shortsighted’, Bellwether drop great new single ‘Charade’. Check It Out!

Beginning with frantic guitars, a drum roll crescendo hurtles into an onslaught of high energy instrumentation as the meticulous vocals of frontman James Graham pilot the resonant melody. Spirited with subtleties and technicalities, the pre-chorus builds towards a prominent hook, laden with resolute vocals and vivid undercurrents, while the lyrics divulge the sentiments of a modern cult classic.

Lead guitarist and songwriter Heath Joukadar explains the themes behind ‘Charade’:

“‘Charade’ is based on / inspired by the character Knives Chau from the Scott Pilgrim vs the World movie and comics. The song is told from her perspective and is directed towards the titular Scott Pilgrim as she expresses her feelings towards him, having been dumped for Ramona Flowers.”

To support this release, Bellwether will be playing their debut show at AM//PM Emo Night Sydney in December, supporting heavy luminaries Bloom. Despite this being their first show together, the band members’ preceding projects have shared the stage with the likes of Yours Truly and Between You And Me, as well as international juggernauts Four Year Strong (USA), Knocked Loose (USA), Trash Boat (UK) and WSTR (UK).

Bellwether is an exciting and fierce newcomer to the pop-punk scene. The foundations of the band’s music are explored through the lens of pop culture and inspired by works of fiction, including comic books, films and animated shows. Incorporating and embracing an extensive array of influences, their eclectic yet familiar sound is both restorative and refreshing.

‘Charade’ is available worldwide now.
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