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Single Release: Rackett – Tried To Quit

After having a huge year out on the road through 2017 and 2018 playing over 150 shows and releasing critically acclaimed EP ‘Ready Or Not’ Rackett have returned triumphant as ever with their new single, ‘Tried To Quit’. With snappy production and an attitude-laden delivery of lead vocals and punk harmonies, ‘Tried To Quit’ deals with all the vices and habits we can’t quite kick. As ever with this one, Rackett have brought us a relatable tale that is primed for a sweaty rock and roll environment.

Opening with a fantastic distorted bass line which leads into a chugging guitar line that brings extra heaviness to the track, the instrumentation driving ‘Tried To Quit’ is full of chaos itself; a fitting representation of the back and forth of the song’s narrative.

The origins of ‘Tried To Quit’ have been with Rackett’s lead singer for some time, but became fully fleshed out and developed as she herself emerged from a period of, what she describes as destruction. As you can hear in the tight pulls and pacing of the single, ‘Tried To Quit’ is built on tension and delivered with finesse and sophistication.

“I was immersed in the punk scene there [Melbourne] and all its debaucherous indulgences: drinking, smoking, generally not giving a fuck. I was a rebel without a cause, except that of my own destruction. I guess in a way, I tried to quit on myself and I just couldn’t do it.” Bec Callander

Working with Dave Hammer (JEFFE, Thundamentals, Megan Washington, Lime Cordiale) on production and recorded out of Def Wolf Studios in Sydney, ‘Tried To Quit’ has a celebratory energy behind it that is undeniable when listening to the track for the first time. It is incensing and addictive, directly in contrast to the song’s message of trying to kick bad habits to the curb.

RACKETT ‘TRIED TO QUIT’ TOUR DATES

Friday 12th October Molo Live Canberra
Supporting The Superjesus
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Saturday 13th October Narrabeen RSL North Narrabeen
Supporting The Superjesus
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Friday 19th October Manning Bar Sydney
Supporting The Superjesus
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Saturday 20th October Tattersalls Hotel Penrith
Supporting The Superjesus
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Sunday 21st October Cambridge Hotel Newcastle
Supporting The Superjesus
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Friday 26th October Workers Club Melbourne
with The Belair Lip Bombs, Fight Ibis, Spiral Perm
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Friday 26th October – Saturday 27th October Kyneton Music Festival Kyneton 
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Saturday 10th November OzAsia Festival Adelaide
with The Hormones
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Saturday 17th November The Factory Theatre Sydney
with The Buoys, Fight Ibis, Boydos
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Thursday 29th November – Friday 30th November Jungle Love Festival Sunshine Coast
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Friday 30th November Netherworld Brisbane
with Fight Ibis
FREE ENTRY

Friday 28th December – Wednesday 2nd January Lost Paradise Festival Glenworth, Victoria
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