Those dudes are called STUPID BABY, come from Australia, and we have the pleasure to premiere their video for their 2nd single ‘Mr Zil‘; An ear-piercing post punk/ punk rock amagalm with volcanic energy, but also feel-good vibes. Yes, this NSW Central Coast-based indie-rock quartet knows pretty well how to rock and have some fun too.
Needless to say that this “loud enough to wake the dead” ‘beast’ should be played at maximum volume!
NSW Central Coast-based indie-rock quartet, Stupid Baby have just unveiled their raucous second single ‘Mr. Zil’ – produced and mixed by Simon Dobson (Bootleg Rascal) and mastered by Andrew Edgson (Ocean Alley, West Thebarton, The Gooch Palms).
Opening with an assured sense of conviction and intensity, ‘Mr. Zil’ shines a light on the heavier and frenetic song writing the quartet has to offer. Resounding drums, thumping bass and searing guitars set the pace for the angsty Australiana-infused vocals of enigmatic co-vocalist/drummer Jake Dobson, aptly complimented by co-vocalist/guitarist Liz Drummond.
Dobson explains the themes behind ‘Mr. Zil’:
“Mr Zil is an internal monologue about my alter ego. The song revolves around my insecurities and anxieties blended into a fast two-minute song about losing control and letting Mr Zil take over. This song shows our more frantic and heavier side, and I took it as an opportunity to show the influence from our favourite Aussie post-punk lyricists and poets. It was written really quickly, and very openly and honestly, so it was important for us to just capture that energy as it came out in the room. I feel most people can relate to fantasising about completely letting go, it’s kinda fun and it makes shit weird, just like this song”.
Stupid Baby is made up of four long-time friends, Liz Drummond (Little May), Jake Dobson (Desert Moons), Eli Milojkovic (Sea Legs) and Will Glencross.
While only in their infancy, the group have already toured and shared stages with the likes of The Chats, The Smith Street Band, Pist Idiots, Skegss, Ocean Alley, Polish Club and WAAX. The band also recently performed at the sold-out Rolling Sets festival held in January in Coffs Harbour, alongside Hilltop Hoods, The Rubens, Lime Cordiale, Mallrat and George Alice.
Their debut single ‘Feline’ was warmly received by Australian radio including airplay from triple j, Double J, triple j Unearthed, FBi Radio, 2SER, 4ZZZ, SYN FM, Radio Adelaide and 2XX FM. Online music sites and tastemakers Pilerats, Life Without Andy, Music Feeds, The AU Review, AAA Backstage, Ear to the Ground Music (USA) and The Girls at the Rock Show (USA) also featured the track.