One of Australia’s most talked about breakthrough acts, Naarm/Melbourne-based alternative heavy outfit Future Static have today returned with their potent new single ‘Venenosa’, via Wild Thing Records.
Following up the highly-praised release of their previous single ‘Waves’ (the debut of charismatic new singer Amariah Cook), which saw them explode onto the international heavy music consciousness, ‘Venenosa’ reveals a heavier, more intense side of the band. The single was produced by Christopher Vernon (Windwaker) with the theatrical music video helmed by fabled director Colin Jeffs (Alpha Wolf).
‘Venenosa’ explodes with scorching guitars and thunderous drums, while Amariah’s melodies swell with a distinct blend of seduction and venom. The group’s diverse capacities for salient hooks and stifling passages are cleverly illuminated through brusque production and dynamical flair, piloted by Amariah’s relentless vocal range. Unafraid to be vulnerable while flaunting penetrative intensity, ‘Venenosa’ fittingly compliments Future Static’s breakthrough status.
Alongside the immense single is the mystifying accompanying video. Taking cues from archetypal films such as The Shining and The Evil Dead, and featuring bewildering special effects, the video clip shows the band being subject to sickening anguish within the confinements of a supposedly possessed manor. Containing body horror and spectacular aesthetics, the clip skilfully depicts the song’s dark sentiment.
Future Static explain the meaning behind ‘Venenosa”: “‘Venenosa’ (Spanish for ‘poisonous’) is based on Amariah’s experience of coming to realise that the negative energy surrounding her was in fact due to her own toxic behaviour towards the people who she was supposed to care for. It takes the listener through the very intense journey she took to rid herself of this toxicity that was festering inside the depths of her subconscious, and how she came out the other side full of love and respect for herself and those around her again.”
To support the release of ‘Venenosa’, Future Static will join alternative-metal giants Circles on a national tour, performing in capital cities such as Naarm/Melbourne, Tardanya/Adelaide, Meanjin/Brisbane, Eora/Sydney and Ngunnawal/Canberra. This comes off the back of show-stopping performances appearing at the inaugural Knight and Day Festival as well as the momentous UNIFY Gathering 2022, where they were triple j Unearthed competition winners. What We Did On The Weekend Podcast proclaimed that “they were made for the big festival stage”. Such festival slots have seen the band share the stage with heavyweights Parkway Drive, Polaris, The Amity Affliction, Trophy Eyes, Thornhill and Yours Truly, while further scoring tour support slots with RedHook, Windwaker, Caligula’s Horse, Pridelands, Bloom and Stories.