In the space of just a year, Adelaide pop-punk duo Wing Defencehave taken full flight. From determining their sound on debut single ‘Stuck’, and thriving through the release of ‘Listerine’and ‘Hindsight’, Wing Defence now embrace the beginning of a brand new chapter, unveiling the emotional new track in ‘Cuts’.
The maturity and evolution of the Wing Defence sound can be tracked over their last year of releases but the strength of the dynamic between Skye Walterand Paige Court on record andon stage has always remained strong. Signing with European label Dock 7and attracting acclaim from national media, Apple Music (Best of the Week, The New Rock) and triple j, as well as being 2018 SA Music Awards nominees (Best Video, Best New Artist, Best Release, Most Popular Punk Artist), Wing Defence have found their sonic identity and both the industry and audiences alike have lapped it up.
Generating hype that was quick to be delivered on at BIGSOUND, on stages alongside Polish Club, The Vanns and West Thebarton, as well as at South Australian legs of the Laneway Festival and Groovin The Moo, Wing Defence established themselves as steadfast, formidable presence on the thriving South Australian music scene, marked by a sold outhometown show of their own earlier this year.
Captivating as ever, ‘Cuts’ is an inward look at the ups and downs and unpredictability of the dating realm from Walter’s point of view, where there seem to be less and less frameworks for traditional success. Recorded at Repeaterin Adelaide and mastered by Rick O’Neil (Silverchair, You Am I, Powderfinger), Wing Defence channel raw honesty on the track, in the same vein as Ruby Fields and Alex The Astronaut. “‘Cuts’ explores Skye’s experience with her two week stint on the dating app Tinder, and emphatically includes the on-going experience of her friends who have also dabbled with the fickle and rather disappointing outcomes.” Wing Defence
The ‘Cuts’ music video sees Court further flex her creative muscles, drawing the 100+ animations herself. The DIY aesthetic continues to be very much a part of the Wing Defence output, defined by earnest love for the craft. “Creating the clip was about challenging myself to do something I hadn’t done before and the idea of an animation video was cool. I like to draw for fun and to cope with external things so I combined all that to create the video” Paige Court