Spiderbait Shares First New Song In Nine Years, “My Car’s A UFO”


Spiderbait has shared an unreleased song titled “My Car’s A UFO,” marking the first new release from the Riverina outfit in nearly a decade.

The track is part of “Sounds In The Key Of J”, a compilation album featuring songs helmed by bassist and co-anchor Janet English. Released April 8, this will be Spiderbait’s third compilation album – following the release of 2005’s ‘Greatest Hits’ and 2017’s ‘B-Sides Collection’ – and follows a trio of EPs released earlier this year. , each including old tracks led by a different band member.

‘My Car’s A UFO’ was originally recorded for Spiderbait’s fifth album, 2001’s ‘The Flight Of Wally Funk’, but lay dormant until recently when drummer and fellow bandmate Kram came across it on a mix CD. . Listen to it below:

“I wanted to put on the album everything Janet could fit into a double album, including the B-sides and all the lost tracks,” Kram said in a statement. “’UFO’ had been mixed but for some reason it didn’t do ‘Wally Funk’ and was never mastered.

“When we found it we decided to include it in ‘Sounds In The Key Of J’ It’s weird to hear something from your past coming out in the present and strangely fate has been kind to us in the sense that we didn’t release it then so we could hear it for the first time now.

A B-side titled “Riffer” was also released, which debuted as a demo on last month’s “Janet Jumpers” EP. Kram says the song was “recorded in [guitarist/vocalist Damian Whitty’s] home studio and represents another side of the band: the surf-punk vibes we grew up with. I also like Janet’s lyrics – this song is Spiderbait brute.

Listen to “Riffer” below:

Speaking on ‘Sounds In The Key Of J’, English said: “Kram was talking about the idea of ​​the compilation – and at first I said ‘hell no’. I kinda said ‘OK’ to silence him… And here we are! I never expected a fun thing I do with two of my best friends to turn into a job like this. The music is bright and creative; torturous at times and exhilarating at others. What an absurd, accidental and satisfying journey it has been for the three of us.

Spiderbait’s last full-length effort was their self-titled seventh album, released in November 2013. That record also ended a nine-year drought of new music, with its predecessor, “Tonight Alright”, landing in 2004.

Last September, Kram dedicated a cover of the Neighbors theme song – reinvented as a ‘religious hymn’ – to Guy Sebastian, following Sebastian’s controversy over an industry-wide campaign for the COVID-19 vaccination.


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