DRIVER REVIVER

ROB HIRST + SEAN SENNETT RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘DRIVER REVIVER’

A few short months ago, Rob Hirst + Sean Sennett released a mesmerising slice of psychedelic sonic drone in the form of ‘Nothing More/Nothing Less’. A call to arms for fans, the single was the first time we’d heard new music from the duo since they released their critically acclaimed LP, Crashing The Same Car Twice in 2015. Now they are back with a new single, ‘Driver Reviver’. 

‘Driver Reviver’ is the title track from the duo’s forthcoming EP; which will be released in December. Recorded over a sweltering weekend in Brisbane ‘Driver Reviver’ is delivered with all the intensity and joyful possibilities the open road can offer. 

Written by Rob Hirst, ’Driver Reviver’ is a four-minute love story about a man in a car, a girl in a van, and the power of music.

A ‘story-song’ if ever you’ve heard one, the tune tells how the protagonist “meets a girl who volunteers at the Driver Reviver roadside safety stop. She makes him bad coffee, but they like the same bands. They form their own band, buy a rundown house on the highway, and move in together. They live happily ever after: at 'home, all alone, in the drone of the motorway”.

Whereas Crashing The Same Car Twice, in the view of Rolling Stone, captured the ‘sheer distorted thrill of classic punk-pop’, Driver Reviver is power-pop punctuated by the duo’s own idiosyncrasies. 

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On Crashing The Car Same Twice

“The sheer distorted thrill of classic punk-pop” - Rolling Stone

“A fucking masterwork of rock n’ roll wonder and magic” - Trent Dalton

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NOTHING MORE / NOTHING LESS

ROB HIRST + SEAN SENNETT RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘NOTHING MORE / NOTHING LESS’

After the success of their 2015 debut album, CRASHING THE SAME CAR TWICE, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil/Backsliders) and Sean Sennett (The Incredible Strand) are back with a new single ‘Nothing More / Nothing Less’.

‘Nothing More / Nothing Less’ is the lead track from the duo’s forthcoming EP. Recorded between two studios in Brisbane (Black Box and Record Works), the song is a potent mix of Krautrock and psychedelia.

Whereas CRASHING THE SAME CAR TWICE, in the view of Rolling Stone, captured the “sheer distorted thrill of classic punk-pop”, the new work is harder to pigeonhole. Imagine the spirit of 1967 dragged through the desert and you’re halfway to creating a sonic picture of what the boys have been up to.

The song was written by Hirst + Sennett with Rob singing lead. Maybe Rob sums it up best:

“Nothing more, nothing less. Long-haul cross-country guitar-bass-drum driving music... hit repeat, repeat, repeat. Blue-singlet psychedelia/paisley-shirt reverberama. Cruise-outta-control speed at a hundred and thirty. Runaway roadtrain/perpetual motion/run outta gas at the Roadkill motel. The trip is worth the trip”

Expect another new song in June … with their EP DRIVER REVIVER to drop in September 2019.

ON CRASHING THE CAR SAME TWICE

“The sheer distorted thrill of classic punk-pop” - Rolling Stone

“A fucking masterwork of rock n’ roll wonder and magic” - Trent Dalton

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