Feature: Amends – Walking Backwards feat. Laura Jane Grace

Western Sydney’s Amends have released the second single from their new album Tales of Love, Loss and Outlaws.

Bunkering down at Def Wolf Studios in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire over the winter, the band co-produced Tales themselves with long time friend Thomas Sigal. Having created So Far From Home in a near-identical fashion, the band hoped to develop their working relationship further by exploring the potential raised by their new line-up and outlook. “We wanted to write an honest record,” says McDonald. “True to the music we love and listen to, while also pushing ourselves into a more developed sound and style.”

Against Me! leader Laura Jane Grace joins Amends on this new single Walking Backwards and the band couldn’t be more excited and proud. “We met Laura on a 2018 tour of Australia, and struck up quite the friendship,” recalls McDonald. “We had a list of people we might want to do guesties on this record, and we honestly thought Laura and Sarah [Balliet] were a long shot – but hey, here we are.”

“All of Laura’s projects (especially Against Me!) have been really big influences on this album, as well as our band’s writing in general. To have Laura be willing to be a part of it is truly so special, and a real band highlight for us all.”

Walking Backwards featuring Laura Jane Grace is out now through Resist Records, Tales of Love, Loss and Outlaws is out this Friday 23rd of April.

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