Australian metalcore outfit Windwaker have announced their new EP Empire, drops Friday, March 22nd and unveiled the first cut from the release with their new single and video for “The Sitch”.
Not ones to be lazy, they are also dropping a hilarious filmclip for “The Sitch” filled with hijinks. Produced by Brightside Film by Director/DOP/Editor Ben Anderson and DOP/Editor Cale Rodriguez, the clip shows the band riding around in a top-down Volkswagen Golf, drinking tins of Melbourne Bitter, evading the constabulary, to get to a house show that their Bizarro selves are playing, only to face them down and have the Police arrest their doppelgangers.
This brand new EP Empire was written and produced by Windwaker. The Engineering, Mix and Master was handled by Chris Lalic (Windwaker’s Drummer) and Additional Engineering was taken care of by Liam Guinane (Windwaker’s Guitarist) and Declan White.
Will King, vocalist for Windwaker, said that “Coming out of our last record, a record deeply rooted in post-adolescent feelings of pain and loneliness, as a band, it’s safe to say that we all had this strong desire to redeem ourselves of those sole qualities. I think we have always feared trapping ourselves in a box, kept in by 1-dimensional expectations, and we are very conscious of not allowing that influence to hinder our creativity. We are absolutely not a band who is going to sit around all day writing the same songs over and over again. It’s just not going to happen.”
Painting more of the picture about what this song entails, King elaborates that “‘The Sitch’ is the first cut from Windwaker that truly paints who we are in wide spectrum. It’s nearly oxymoronic in its expression – with its lyrical content both dark and depressing, but every part of you just wants to fight that feeling when you listen to it. I really think this song is going to help people. It’s aggressively uplifting.”