Ready to go Froth and conquer

Alexander Scott & Danielle RaffaeleNorth West Telegraph
Esperance three-piece Grand Casual.
Camera IconEsperance three-piece Grand Casual. Credit: Lucy Vincent

Esperance-based three-piece Grand Casual are “stoked” to be heading north for the official release of their new single at Froth Craft Exmouth after a COVID-19 touring hiatus.

The raucous trio have been busy in the studio producing new tracks and look forward to premiering their latest tune Spaced when they hit the red dirt in August.

The song was written in mid-2020 when the band was able to reunite after WA’s COVID-19 lockdown.

Band member Kyron Smithson said though the pandemic changed their initial touring plans, they were excited to get back on the road.

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“We are super pumped; it’s the first time we have managed to do it,” he said. “We had some shows locked in that would have fallen during the first lockdown of COVID-19 to head up and do Kalbarri and a few other shows.

“That was disappointing as you can imagine, so to be able to lock in a nice run of shows and head up there now is super exciting.”

Smithson said the track diverged from the band’s typical sound but hoped it resonated with people’s experiences of the pandemic.

“It is an abstract tune, though at its heart is a discussion about our relationship with the people around us and how they influence our mental state,” he said.

“I feel we all have moments where we detach from reality, detach from our family and loved ones. The COVID pandemic amplified this in negative and positive ways.”

Fresh from supporting WA rock royalty Abby May on tour, Smithson said the band looked forward to leaving their own mark on the Froth Craft stage.

“Froth Craft is such a well established music venue and a really good centre for supporting original music,” he said.

“Being an original band and to get up there and play for Froth — we are super stoked.”

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