Cable Ties share new single “Change”

Cable Ties share new single "Change"
Cable Ties by Kalindy Williams

Australian garage rock trio Cable Ties have shared “Change,” a new single from their upcoming album All Her Plans, due June 23 via Merge Records. “Change” casts a lens on the residue of trauma left behind by patriarchal violence.

“[“Change”] contrasts the traumatization of victim/survivors by the so-called justice system with the solidarity and hope I have found talking to mothers, friends and strangers who have connected with the songs I’ve screamed into the abyss,” says lead vocalist and guitarist Jenny McKechnie.

“The lyrics reflect a collection of experiences I’ve had over the last decade, particularly relating to being a woman who plays loud angry, feminist music. Playing this type of music has allowed me to have deeply moving conversations with people who connect to the experiences I describe. I treasure these conversations. They are the thing that keeps me going when I feel like there’s no point to my silly little songs in my silly little band. I recorded the vocal take for this song very shortly after Roe v Wade was overturned, so I was extremely fired up and dejected, but wanted to remind myself why we keep going.”

All Her Plans was recorded in June/July 2022 by long-time collaborator Paul Maybury at A Secret Location Studio in Fairfield. Fellow Melbourne-based legend Michael Beach cameos on piano and organ on “Too Late” and acoustic guitar and piano on “Mum’s Caravan.” The album artwork riffs on the theme of relinquishing control: Emme Orbach and Noah Spivak’s work uses chemical reactions to create unique, evolving patterns.

Brown says, after a tough few years, the writing process for All Her Plans was liberating. “There was just a sense of enjoying being back together doing what we love. No pressure to make it good – just to make what felt good. With that came a freeing and in turn a playfulness; the re-sparking of why we started jamming together in a shed seven years earlier. The themes might be heavy, but the hands feel unburdened by the world outside our little practice space.”

Formed in 2015, Cable Ties quickly became mainstays of Melbourne’s feminist punk scene. They released their second album Far Enough in March 2020 (Poison City, Australia/New Zealand; Merge Records, internationally), which won Best Rock/Punk Album at the 2020 Music Victoria Awards.

Cable Ties supported Jen Cloher on her 2017 UK/EU tour, and played The Great Escape and UK shows with Tropical Fuck Storm and Amyl & the Sniffers in 2019. In Australia, they’ve played alongside artists including Sleaford Mods, Joan Jett, and The Kills. They will be supporting Superchunk in the US this fall.

Pre-order All Her Plans here.

Cable Ties tour dates:

Sep 8 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall #

Sep 9 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar #

Sep 10 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall #

Sep 12 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground #

Sep 13 – Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery #

Sep 14 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom #

Sep 15 – Woodstock, NY – Colony #

Sep 16 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #

# – w/Superchunk

All Her Plans tracklist:

1. Crashing Through

2. Perfect Client

3. Time For You

4. Too Late

5. Mum’s Caravan

6. Thoughts Back

7. Silos

8. Change

9. Deep Breath Out


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