If you’re an 80s baby and grew up with the delectable flavours of The Smashing Pumpkins and Deftones during your teenage years, then you’re going to have a field day with Onslow, the newly created Perth band featuring Make Them Suffer frontman Sean Harmanis and Voyager guitarist Scott Kay.
According to the band’s socials, Onslow started out with Sean writing little samples between touring and throughout last year’s COVID lockdowns as a means of catharsis. He turned to Scott for constructive criticism, but was met with excitement and praise and not long after, they teamed up and continued writing together during the duration of lockdown. The end result is ‘Let Me Rust‘, a grungey alt-rock banger that’s going to wow fans and showcase a different musical side to these two musicians!
When discussing the new track, Sean revealed:
“This tune was probably the main catalyst for starting the band in general. To me, the song is about feeling as if you’re going to waste. At the time, I was struggling to find purpose and felt as if I very had little direction in my life. Between Make Them Suffer tours I felt an increasing sense of isolation and separation from my friends and normal life at home. This led to some unhealthy habits. The lyrics ‘Let me rust / Drink me empty / Turn to dust, slow and steady’ are about the vicious and unhealthy cycle I felt I had fallen into and the increasing sense of isolation that paired with my reclusivity. Musically, I tried not to think about it too much. I just see each section as a bite-sized moment from my favourite bands of my early adolescence. They come together to form the alt-rock Frankenstein that the song is.”
Now you’re up to date on the band’s conception, get the song into you below… You won’t regret it!