Melbourne Quartet Just About Done have unveiled the second video single to be taken from their forthcoming release. Track ‘1029’ is the next installment in their video trilogy and can be seen here, with vocalist Samantha McGee revealing, albeit with an air of mystery: “Pronounced ‘ten twenty-nine’, it’s about a relationship going through a hard time. Without giving away too much, the lyrics portray a feeling of not even wanting to confront an issue because you are so exhausted by the situation. This song is punchy, fast and instrumentally huge. The accompanying video supports the lyrics of this song, but will not reveal the storyline yet – though it is crucial to the narrative. There are so many elements to this that even we find new details every time we watch it. Note: in this video, there is a couple. Yet in ‘Strain’ (the first song released here) there is not. Why?”
Beginning life as a school band, Just About Done reveal that their ambitions lie in bringing the art back into music, with McGee emphasizing that they want to be part of the community to push along: “Listening to albums from start to finish; attaching music to memories; really being there in that point in time, listening and watching a performance, rather than watching through a screen. We know it’s possible.” You may recognize the name of the quintet, who are rounded off by Jack Farnfield and Daniel Sunday on Guitar, Joe Considine on Bass and Michael March on Drums, from the Blink 182 track.
‘I Am Getting By’, produced by Christopher Vernon, with additional engineering by Declan White and Liam Guinane, marks Just About Done’s first foray into a wholly conceptual release, of which the band states: “The tracks are about normal aspects of life, which always come as a shock to those who live it. The lyrics were written about very specific circumstances, but can be interpreted very differently for everyone, which is why we hold these songs very close to our hearts.” Stating that they sound like Violent Soho if you “throw a female singer on top”, they borrow from early Paramore and The Story So Far to deliver atmosphere and attitude, in three hard-hitting pop-punk doses that brim with enthusiasm and potential.
Just About Done Self-Release ‘I Am Getting By’ On 19/10/18. Tracklisting:
Currently Announced Live Dates (Australia): 23rd September – Wrangler Studios, Melbourne | 29th September – Fat Louis, Brisbane