Riotous Australian rockers Skegss have dropped their new single, “Valhalla,” from their upcoming first release for Loma Vista Recordings, Rehearsal, out March 26.
“Valhalla” is the fourth single released from the new album, following on from last year’s “Under the Thunder,” “Fantasising,” and “Wake Up.”
Ben Reed (vocals, guitar) says about the inspiration for the track:
“Well I learnt more about Valhalla through watching The Last Kingdom, and it got me brainstorming about the ideology of it, and I thought how sometimes in our life, we have moments that are pretty perfect—as perfect as what you’d want the idea of your own nirvana to be. Like when you’re having beers with your friends, having big cook-ups that are real fun to share, and we’ve always been lucky enough to have got to do that with (fellow scene peers) Dune Rats.
“‘Valhalla’ was based on those experiences, but it’s also kind of cryptically about flying under the radar and avoiding getting into any kind of trouble, and staying healthy enough to keep having those times as you get older throughout your life.”
The new album, Rehearsal, follows their 2018 debut LP My Own Mess, and self-released singles/EPs, as their first for new label Loma Vista Recordings, and was produced by Catherine Marks.
Reed says of the meaning behind the album’s title:
“I was pretty scared that I was going to lose my job at a brewery because I was spontaneously taking off for gig opportunities. I remember talking to Farmer Greg, who used to come in to get the wheat malt for his cows. He used to work for 60 Minutes, filming on the helicopter and shit. He asked what I got up to, and I downloaded my predicament to him, and he goes: ‘Do it. This is no rehearsal. You go for that; you can do this later.’ I fully needed to hear that.”
Check out “Valhalla” below, and preorder Rehearsal here.
Images courtesy of Skegss. Featured image credit: David Harrington.