Premiere: Neighbourhood Void explore trauma and healing on new single ‘Cancer’

May 21st 2018

Photo by Charlie Hardy

Premiering this afternoon on Arvos with Tanya Ali, Sydney gutter rockers Neighbourhood Void have just dropped ‘Cancer’, their first new music since last year’s debut EP.

Articulate about traumatic experiences in a way not typically associated with punk or youth, the young trio use music as a cathartic tool. Following up Childhood Trauma, ‘Cancer’ sees Zac, Gio and Mikey explore themes around depression, mental health and the struggles of adolescence, all with some pretty raw lyrics and catchy hooks.

Building on the high-powered ‘gutter rock’ sound that previously earned Neighbourhood Void the title of Indie Artist Of The Week, the band’s new single has a meditative and affirming quality, despite its subject matter. Between gravelly instrumentals and erratic tempo changes, it’s apparent that Neighbourhood Void aren’t just focused on trauma, but the art of healing as well. Could this be a sign of things to come? We’ll have to wait and see, as the trio continue cooking up their second album in the coming months.

Until then, you can fill the void with their latest offering, below.


WHO: Neighbourhood Void with Concrete Lawn and Cakewalk
WHEN: Saturday June 23
WHERE: Botany View Hotel, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free entry!

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