“Thoughts Back” By Cable Ties

"Thoughts Back" By Cable Ties is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
"Thoughts Back" By Cable Ties is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Cable Ties have shared “Thoughts Back,” the latest single from their upcoming album All Her Plans, available June 23rd via Merge Records, the track Features drummer Shauna Boyle’s first turn on lead vocals, “Thoughts Back” is a potent expression of the unique frustrations associated with mental illness, especially as it pertains to self-care and caring for others.

“I wrote this song mostly centred around my own experiences with mental illness and how consuming and overwhelming it was, and is, for countless people around the world,” Boyle says. “It also plays into the themes of the record, such as care-giving and mental workload. So often people give up their own lives to help others and as a result, rarely have their voices, their experiences or their history acknowledged.”

Formed in 2015, Australian garage rock trio 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.

Cable Ties
All Her Plans
Merge Records

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


Sep 7 – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC *
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 #

* – festival performance
# – w/Superchunk

Pre order All Her Plans by Cable Ties HERE


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