Australian garage rock trio Cable Ties have shared ‘Change,’ a striking new preview of their upcoming album All Her Plans, due June 23 via Merge Records. A raw, unruly track driven by Nick Brown’s insistent bass line and Jenny McKechnie’s impressive vocal acrobatics, ‘Change’ casts a lens on the residue of trauma left behind by patriarchal violence.
“[‘Change’] contrasts the traumatization of victim/survivors by the so-called justice system with the solidarity and hope I have found talking to mothers, friends and strangers who have connected with the songs I’ve screamed into the abyss,” says McKechnie.
“The lyrics reflect a collection of experiences I’ve had over the last decade, particularly relating to being a woman who plays loud angry, feminist music. Playing this type of music has allowed me to have deeply moving conversations with people who connect to the experiences I describe. I treasure these conversations. They are the thing that keeps me going when I feel like there’s no point to my silly little songs in my silly little band. I recorded the vocal take for this song very shortly after Roe v Wade was overturned, so I was extremely fired up and dejected, but wanted to remind myself why we keep going.”