Frontman Alex Wall reveals: "'Chew The Gum' is one of the first songs I wrote after returning to Australia, and it instantly felt like Bleeding Knees Club. It's about over-doing things that are fun, to the point that it's not fun at all anymore. Chewing the gum till there's no flavour left, and it just tastes gross."
“Chew The Gum” is the first taste (and title track) of Bleeding Knees Club's new EP, which will be released on Friday April 14 and was produced by long-time friend and fan, John Patterson from The Grates.
On jumping at the chance to work with the band on the EP's four songs, Patterson says "Since the first Bleeding Knees Club release, I could tell Alex was someone who was willing to wear his heart on his sleeve and had songwriting in his blood. Dude can't write a bad song!"
Inertia founder and head of A&R Justin Cosby says of the signing: “Alex has come full circle with what he’s written and recorded here on 'Chew The Gum'. We can’t wait for you to hear this, and what he’s still holding in the bag for later.”
Taking some time out from BKC since the release of 2013’s “Feel”, Alex has spent the intervening few years living between New York, LA and the Gold Coast, releasing three albums on LA’s Burger Records and touring worldwide as his sci-fi punk solo project Wax Witches. Now based back in Australia, he’s diving head-first into a brand new mountain of songs as well as revisiting all their trademark anthems. Co-founder Jordan Malane has decided to step back from BKC duties, so please high-five the new line-up of Michael Barker (guitar), Gio Alexander (bass) and Nick Leighton (drums).
With a new EP, new label, and now playing live as a 4-piece band for the first time, Bleeding Knees Club are bigger, louder and more pumped-up than ever before. Come join the Club!