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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | August 10, 2022

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The Phazes Release New Single 'Hollywood'

The Phazes Release New Single ‘Hollywood’
Georgia Kearins

Following on from their critically praised single ‘Manly Vale’, Sydney-based indie-rock band The Phazes have returned with their groovy follow up single, ‘Hollywood’.

‘Hollywood’ is an explosion of jangly, up-beat indie-rock with a hint of nostalgia, that coincide with luminaries The Strokes and The Growlers. From the outset, staccato guitar chords, driving drums and melodic bass lines burst with colour, all complemented by lead singer Hayden Byrnes’ growling vocals. As the track switches back and forth between its sparse verses and soaring choruses, ‘Hollywood’ finds its extra gear within its outro, exploding with a myriad of guitar riffs.

Hayden talks about the meaning behind the single, “‘Hollywood’ is basically saying that while we are so close to being where we want to be in our careers, the fact of the matter is that we just aren’t. While I generally like to leave the listener to interpret and create their own story, this theme can be seen through the lyrics; ‘woke up on a street, 10 miles away from Hollywood, I’m so close in the race but what I taste really ain’t that good.'”



In the live arena, the band have supported the likes of Bakers Eddy, WHARVES, Gold Member, PLANET and Fragile Animals, as well as playing boutique music festivals such as the Thirroul Music Festival.

Previous singles have seen extensive support from Australian radio stations Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, FBi, 4ZZZ and Radio Adelaide. In the coming weeks The Phazes will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘Hollywood’.

‘Hollywood’ is available worldwide now. Stream here.

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