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Hellions Knock It Out Of The Park Again With Catchy AF “Thresher”

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Oh shit, we’re in the home stretch!

Theatrical punk powerhouse Hellions are gearing up to drop their third full-length – the intriguingly titled Opera Oblivia – on us, and come July 29th, the world will have witnessed one of the most (we shit you not) transcendental punk records to hit shelves. Before that comes crashing down on us, though, the Sydney boys have slid us a new taste of the LP in “Thresher”.

Meddling emotively caustic bridges with booming pop-punk hooks, “Thresher” is easily one of Hellions’ most interesting – and also, memorable – tracks. It follows “Quality Of Life” as Opera‘s second single, bringing the energy down a notch after that track went all apeshit crazy in its epicness.

On the new jam’s topical content, guitarist Matthew Gravolin says “Thresher” is “about existential disillusionment – the need for constant escape. I had a particularly bad day and opened the floodgates on this one. We were stuck on this track for a while during the writing process, musically it sounded quite sweet so originally I had wanted it to be a love song, but it ended up sounding too sweet and was incongruous with the other songs.

“After months of being stuck with this lyrically we decided to go in the complete opposite direction and make it as dark as we could lyrically. The contrast between the sentimentality of the music and the rawness of the lyrics made for a much more unique song.”

Following the release of Opera Oblivia, Hellions will head off on an intimate tour across Australia, hitting Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane at the end of this month and start of August. Tickets are on sale now (and selling fast) via the links below!

Get your punk jumps on with “Thresher” below!

Opera Oblivia is out July 29th via UNFD
Grab a copy: JB HiFi | 24hundred | iTunes


Tour Dates

Friday July 29th – Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tix: destoryalllines.com

Saturday July 30th – Arrow On Swanson, Melbourne (AA)
Tix: destoryalllines.com

Friday August 5th – Enigma Bar, Adelaide (AA)
Tix: destoryalllines.com

Friday August 12th – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney (AA)
Tix: destoryalllines.com

Saturday August 13th – The Brightside, Brisbane (18+)
Tix: destoryalllines.com

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