I’m thrilled to introduce to you upcoming alt-rock/pop-punk four-piece, Between Kings. The Los Angeles-based, Australian-bred quartet shares their brand new single, “Antidote,” from their upcoming EP, Young Love, due out on April 24 via The Regime.
The lead single touches upon mental health and is a “non-judgmental observation of how society copes with the pressures of modern society.”
In a press release, the band shared, “‘Antidote’ is a song about coming to terms with the harsh reality that mental health issues plague modern society,” shares the band. “Whether it be anti-depressants or other forms of self-medication, some of us simply can’t get through a day without an antidote. This song touches on these sensitive topics regarding depression and anxiety and comes from a place of honesty as mental health affects so many of us including some of us in the band. So, whether your antidote is music, medication or whatever else helps you get through your day, sometimes it’s okay to admit that we all need a little help.”
The quartet, which is – Nic Machuca [vocals], Jordan Coyne [guitar], Jayden Marsh [bass], Nick Fanning [drums] – reminds you of the bands that saved your life when listening to them. The four-piece released their debut album, The Escape, in 2018, which showcased their ability to create arena-rock choruses similar to the likes of Blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.
The upcoming EP was produced by Jimmy Messer [AWOLNATION, Kygo, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez] and illustrates the band’s ability to craft a progression of incredible music that incorporates synths, scratching, and even some hip-hop was thrown in there as well.