Australian experimental-pop duo Collarbones make their long-anticipated return, unveiling their soaring new single, “Ripe for Filth”.
Following the release of 2019’s Futurity, Adelaide’s Travis Cook and Sydney’s Marcus Whale reunite in a vibrant collision of electric guitar and shimmering, arpeggiated synths on “Ripe for Filth”. Grounded in propulsive basslines, Collarbones’ newest single sees the duo’s desire-fuelled vocals immersed in a lyrical exploration of euphoric, all-consuming physicality.
Speaking to the creation of “Ripe for Filth”, Collarbones share: “This song was written in the midst of daily binges of watching Deftones live videos while locked inside for months on end. It became a kind of escapist obsession. I spent a lot of time in 2020 noodling on my guitar to pass the endless hours. Remembering the dirty, simplistic but starry-eyed aesthetics of 90s alternative music culture became a means for disappearing into a fantasy world. ‘Ripe for Filth’ is about giving into pleasure at all costs, imagining a world in which we're unnamed and unnameable, nothing but an ecstatic sensation that flows through.”
A fourteen-year interstate collaboration born on an internet message board, Collarbones’ long-spanning career has seen widespread acclaim from i-D, The Guardian, Purple Sneakers, Pilerats and more, alongside support from triple j and community radio nationwide. Pairing the rhythmic mechanics of club music with confessional balladry, the duo’s most recent body of work, Futurity, followed a Flumeremix of the pair’s 2015 single, “Turning”, performances at the Sydney Opera House for VIVID and at Los Angeles’ FYF Fest, plus, co-writes for Moses Sumney, Flume, Tyde Levi and UV Boi. Collarbones have built a reputation for electrifying live sets, having taken their prismatic discography on multiple circuits around the country - commanding crowds at Pitch Music and Arts, The Metro Theatre, Oxford Art Factory and more.
Re-enter the hypnotic universe of Collarbones today, as they turn the page of a brand new chapter with “Ripe for Filth”.