Now Playing: The Growlers – 'Social Man'

Friday, November 29, 2019
Photo by Taylor Bonin

There's no doubting that The Growlers are one of the busiest bands around — last month they unveiled their sixth studio album Natural Affair, they play shows regularly and run their own label, Beach Goth Records. If you've haven't devoured their new album yet (which you should do ASAP), perhaps you'll be lured in by 'Social Man'.

The enticing track was inspired by Brooks Nielsen's indifference with social media and the online world. He said on the track, "I’ve avoided social media all my life. It doesn’t look attractive, it doesn’t make people happy, but they’re in some weird purgatory where they’re just stuck in their phones all the time."

Along with being undeniably infectious and upbeat to the point where you'll be strutting down the street as soon as you hear it, the track is home to honest lyrics by Nielsen, including words such as, "Playing tag and acting cool / Lonely fools keep changing the rules / Heartless heart / It’s hard to choose / Underneath the glassy waters / Lies a churning whirlpool."

Listen to 'Social Man' by The Growlers below.

Written by Amy Smolcic

The Growlers will be touring Australia in 2020. Find out below where you can catch them live. Tickets are available here.

Saturday 4 January - Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff NSW
Sunday 5 January - CBD Live Southport, Gold Coast QLD
Monday 6 January - The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Wednesday 8 January - Sawtell RSL, Sawtell NSW
Thursday 9 January - 48 Watt St, Newcastle NSW
Friday 10 January - Wollongong Uni, Wollongong NSW
Saturday 11 January - Park House, Mona Vale NSW
Sunday 12 January - Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Tuesday 14 January - Westernport Hotel, San Remo VIC
Wednesday 15 January - Pier Bandroom, Frankston VIC
Thursday 16 January - The Croxton, Melbourne VIC
Friday 17 January - Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC

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