Following on from their impressive debut single, ‘The Morning After’, Sydney punk rockers This Time Only have returned with a frank and raw new slice of music in ‘Marco Avenue’. A sign of exciting music still to come from the four piece, the new single from This Time Only sees go in deep in wrenching emotion up to the fore.
“I can’t say that I care, even if that’s unfair…” It’s a striking lash of honesty that sticks out upon the first listen of ‘Marco Avenue’. Lead vocalist Matt Collins goes in head-first, plunging into memories and experiences passed and presenting a tight, honest final result. “The song centres around a park where we used to hang out as kids. It’s a look back on the relationships we had in the past that have deteriorated as we have grown and moved away from the local area we grew up in. It’s significant to us because it’s our youth, and we’re at an age now where those things are getting further and further away from us”. This Time Only
Taken from the band’s forthcoming EP, ‘Marco Avenue’ is buoyed by percussion and bass progressions fans of The Smith Street Band and Luca Brasi are going to love, while in Collins’ yearning vocals, there’s almost a lamenting, bittersweet nature that will have the listener both bopping their heads and having their inner-emo brought out. In the best way possible. With ‘Marco Avenue’, This Time Only produce a track that encourages a cathartic reaction: music to have fun to, music to purge negativity to, and more importantly, music to return to.
Recorded in Sydney, and produced by Clayton Segelov, ‘Marco Avenue’ is This Time Only at their most refined yet. Working in this capacity with one another has strengthened the band and with this EP in the pipeline for release in the near future, This Time Only are in a very exciting position moving forward.
“The recording experience was amazing. This was our second time working with Clay, because we feel he really understood what were trying to achieve on this record. The whole process was a lot of fun, and we didn’t have any real dramas. To say we were very lucky to work with Clay again is an understatement.”
“Suburban punk played with a lot of energy and a lot of heart.”
Triple J, Dom Alessio
The future is looking very bright for This Time Only and with ‘Marco Avenue’ ready and raring to propel the boys into the final months of 2018, the next chapter of their musical body of work is justwaiting to be opened.