Melbourne/Naarm rising stars Paperweight have given their growing fanbase a taste of what’s to come when they hit the stage next week opening for US pop punk heavyweights State Champs. The brand new single titled ‘Lemon Spiders‘ marks an explosive new chapter for the local act who made the best of being stuck in lockdown by writing music, launching themselves without playing a single show and in the long run have touted themselves as the future of Australian pop punk.
Their latest track is a crushing blend of fast-paced guitars and infectious melodies that the four piece have increasingly become known for in their incredibly young career. Contrary to what most songs in the genre celebrate, ‘Lemon Spiders‘ actually acts as a f**k you to people who you consider your friends — and acts as a subtle reminder to keep your friends close, but your enemies even closer. Vocalist Haris Dillinger explains:
“’Lemon Spiders’ is really a metaphor for a wolf in sheep’s clothing, which was inspired by a saying I heard when I was younger which was: ‘some people will only wish you well, as long as you’re not doing better than they are’. It’s something that has stuck with me, as often, times when you experience this kind of thing – it comes from people who you once considered friends.”
Together with some fresh pop sensibility, those punchy AF riffs mark some of Paperweight’s heaviest yet and is aligned with some of the genre’s biggest acts — think Good Charlotte, Waterparks and Stand Atlantic. One listen to ‘Lemon Spiders‘, and you’ll want to hit this banger on repeat all weekend.
Words by Tamara May @citylightstam
Stream ‘Lemon Spiders‘ here
Catch Paperweight opening up for State Champs, The Maine and Hot Milk all across Australia next week!
State Champs Australian Tour
Supported by The Maine, Hot Milk and Paperweight
Thurs 1st September @ The Tivoli, Brisbane
Fri 2nd September @ The Forum, Melbourne
Sunday 4th September @ The Roundhouse, Sydney
Tuesday 6th September @ The Gov, Adelaide
Thursday 8th September @ Magnet House, Perth