In 2015, The Mean Times released their debut EP, ‘You’ve Got The Wrong Guys.’ Not long after that they realised they had the wrong guys. In the band. After many conversations with the HR department, a sweeping clean out of personnel took place, the scales of which rivalled corporate villainy. As this continued for the next two years, they threatened new material and occasionally played the odd show. In 2017, they gave you one whole song and continued with the HR changes.
And now, finally, The Mean Times are back baby. Back in the form of a new single called ‘Sober’, the first track to come from their upcoming EP, ‘Raw Prawn’. ‘Sober’ is a punk pop tale of sliding doors, intemperance, drinking to forget and a prawn. It’s got an intro, a few verses, some choruses, a few doo-wops, a quieter breakdown part in the middle and a shouty bit at the end. You’ll quite like it.
Come along to see ‘Sober’ launched into the stratosphere at the Yarra Hotel in Abbotsford on Friday 7 December. You’ll most likely also be able to catch every other track The Mean Times get around to rehearsing.
Along for the ride are indie rockers mates Big League (who will also be giving their choice new single ‘Olympic Mystery’ a burl), as well as dance party party-starters, The Fix Ups. It’ll be sick.