Crocodylus – Social Climber

Sydney garage-rock trio Crocodylus describe themselves as โ€˜Northern Beaches most disappointing bandโ€™. Well, if the band was already surrounded by disappointment, they definitely shake it off with their new single.

โ€˜Newโ€™ is relative, by the way. Social Climber was written four years ago. It was recorded right before Sydney went into lockdown earlier this year. A jangly garage rock anthem-in-waiting, itโ€™s the bandโ€™s most dynamic and poignant song yet.

Crocodylus frontman Josh Williams offers some insights… โ€œThis songโ€™s about being in a relationship with someone whoโ€™s climbing the non existent social ladder. Itโ€™s about trying to make the relationship work but it all becomes too much. Manipulation and jealousy comes into play as well as some 12 string and organ action. The song was written a few years ago and itโ€™s sick to see it finally recorded with a full band.โ€

Social Climber is one half of a double A-side 7โ€ณ. The other half, Camouflage, will come out on 16 October. Crocodylus have used their recent downtime well, working on their forthcoming debut album. The long-flayer is slated for release in 2021.

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