It’s a very disheartening time to be alive right now, but Wellington-heralding outfit Bakers Eddy are here to remind us that before COVID-19, relationship problems were our biggest issue. The breakout pop punk act have premiered the video for ‘T-Shirt’ here first, an intense four minutes with a seizure warning to boot. The stimulating clip was directed by Nick Manuell.
“I wrote this song after a long-distance relationship came to an end”, transparently shared frontman Ciarann Babbington. “I was in the middle of that messy period where all you do is think of this person and you seem to forget why you fell apart. It’s me dealing with regret and trying to make sense of all these feelings and emotions.”
Bakers Eddy moved to Melbourne as a band in 2017, an act followed by the release of their debut EP, I’m Not Making Good Decisions, the next year. They signed to Ivy League Records at the start of 2019, and have come to kick off 2020 with an almighty bang with ‘T-Shirt’. The single has been spun exhaustively on triple j since it was dropped, packing a punch crafted by the crew behind it alongside producer Jon Grace (Dear Seattle, Dune Rats). To top that off, it was mixed at the expert hands of Grammy Award-nominated Doug Boehm (Girls, Twin Peaks, Tokyo Police Club).
Fans of the scene would have been able to catch Bakers Eddy supporting Slowly Slowly off the back of the latter’s new album, Race Car Blues, this month. As expected in this season of cancellations, those shows have been postponed to later in the year. We strongly recommend using this time to learn all the words to ‘T-Shirt’ so that you can make the next time Bakers Eddy step out on a stage an experience for the ages.
Watch the video for ‘T-Shirt’ below.