Ivy League Records (Hatchie, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever) have announced the return of Australian band Alpine, who have shared their single “Dumb.” To celebrate their long-awaited comeback, the band have shared a video for the track (directed by Marie Panguard) and have announced a string of Australian headline shows in July. “Dumb” came together during a Melbourne winter after keyboardist Tim Royall had returned from a trip to Japan and was on a mission to write something reminiscent of the music he’d heard in the clubs and bars of Tokyo and Osaka.
In lead singer Phoebe Baker’s own words:
“It’s about how we can encourage our romantic imagination to a point of ignorance. Hopeless optimism on a ship of sinking love. There is a somewhat perverse enjoyment found when flirting with someone when ultimately you know it’s going to hurt. There are elements of play to be found within the slow dissolve of a relationship. Satisfaction can still be gained in the midst of an ending.”
Primarily “Dumb” is about how someone can make you speechless and nonsensically talkative at the same time.
2019 Tour Dates
June 22 – Theatre Royal – Castlemaine VIC
June 29 – Howler – Melbourne
July 3 – Jack Rabbit Slims – Perth
July 4 – Rocket Bar – Adelaide
July 11 – The Lansdowne – Sydney
July 13 – The Foundry – Brisban