Melbourne Post-Punk darlings Tom Pretty’s have released a cracker of a single titled ‘Slipping’, that deals with the nature of feigned emotion for the sake of social acceptance, a pertinent topic in the unpredictable cavalcade that is modern love.
“Lyrically, it’s about feigning interest in something happening to you to seem like you’re present”, says Matt Steyn. “I watched a friend go through what should’ve been a tough time, but they really just acted out the emotions they thought others wanted to see without truly feeling them”.
Sonically the track explores similar territory from their debut single ‘Shelf Life’ but with a more minor swing to it. The band are releasing their two singles on a double side 7″through their own record label Queeze Records – definitely one to watch in the future.