Melbourne band The Stevens have just dropped a new single titled ‘Chancer’. The single is also accompanied by an announcement that The Stevens’ will release their second record Good on July 14.
‘Chancer’ showcases the signature indie rock tones that have come to define the sound of The Stevens. Guitarist/singer Travis MacDonald speaks about the background of Chancer, saying “I thought it’d be funny to write an anthemic sounding rock song about wanting to be unknown. I wrote it a few years ago, it was going to be on the last record, but it didn’t sound right. There weren’t enough guitars or crash cymbals. If you wanna be forgotten, a lot of guitars and crash cymbals are a great way to communicate this. Its also about heartache.”
Formed in 2011, The Stevens went on to release their debut record A History Of Hygiene in 2014, which caught the attention of Pitchfork, The Guardian and BB6. They have also toured the US, playing at Memphis’ Gonerfest in 2015, as well as supporting bands such as Real Estate and Parquet Courts in Australia.
The Stevens second record Good will be available July 14 via Chapter Music.