With roots planted in both Melbourne and Canberra, it’s no wonder SUDS keep hitting us with poignant yet playful politically roused tunes. Their latest contribution is ‘The Pub With No Fear’ – a true anthem for the generation who enjoys human rights and harmony with their hops.
Following their bold and blistering beat down of the far-right earlier this year with their track ‘TRUMPauline‘, SUDS have stuck to their guns with highlighting the fascism plaguing our political system. ‘The Pub With No Fear’continues this momentum, but takes a slightly different approach – a warm and rallying cry to spread the same kind of acceptance and mateship that you would expect to find at your favourite local watering hole.
It pictures Australia as a pub, the centre of a community, where “even if you don’t drink, you’re welcome here.” It acknowledges that “the owners have had the place for like 65 000 years” and the rest of us “are boat people as well“. It’s an ode to the Australia we could be and should be. With this new track, SUDS wanted to turn around their usual cynical approach to song-writing and release a song that was positive, joyous and upbeat, calling for everyone to come together.
After supporting their musical idols Future Of The Left last year, the band took a little time out to write and record – but now they’re back on the road, bringing their new brand of peace and pub rock to your local in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra this June/July.