Like David Byrne jamming with The Strokes on a coastal beach holiday or Parquet Courts and RBCF on a musical exchange program, Sydney / Eora via Dharawal / Illawarra group Bored Shorts cut some fine indie rock and slacker pop shapes on their excellent new single ‘Common Connections’. The song comes from their new album Way Off! which will be released Sept 3rd via Spunk! Records.
Of the track, Dom Hoban shares that “Common Connections is about a very specific type of worry – that two separate friends won’t get along when they are introduced to each other. It got us thinking that if your friends are your external representatives, and they don’t get along, well that can only mean there are things inside yourself that conflict. The call-and-response chorus is us calling out for our friends to see eye to eye, only to realise that it’s fine if they don’t. And therefore, it’s fine if there are parts of you that are at ends, in fact, that’s kind of what makes everyone great. It’s like the worst Jerry Springer episode you’ve seen, with an Eat Pray Love ending. Live, this track is so much fun to play – the chorus is an absolute belter and all 5 of us give it everything we’ve got”.