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Monday, October 18, 2021

Cousin Betty release video for single “New Dimensions”

Cousin Betty release video for single “New Dimensions”, new EP “Overs” out on 15th October on Golden Robot Records.

Check out the video here below.

Cousin Betty’s latest single is taken from their upcoming sophomore EP “Overs”. With heavy guitars and crashing cymbals, “New Dimensions” is an exploration and analysis of the diabolical sci-fi death cult, Heaven’s Gate.

Overs will be released digitally on the 15th October. Following the success of their debut EP Left, and the success of singles “Drone”, “Tape Hiss” and “AWOL”, this EP will sit in the happy middle ground of a band finding its way from the solo project (of guitarist Damien Stofka), to the collective of Sydney stalwarts that now complete the band’s physical line-up.

Featuring members of Nitocris, Madame Fatale, Death Mattel, LITTER and Spurs for Jesus (and Lime Spiders on this EP), the future seems bright for this band whose roots in garage psyche are far less apparent in their broader set than this EP.

Do you like songs about suicide cults, voodoo magic and witches that would be most at home on a Pebbles compilation?… Look no further.

Damien Stofka is a renowned guitarist and songwriter who has created riffs and written songs for Molten Universe, Death Mattel, LITTER and various other projects for the last 15 years. Less interested in a standard line-up, the logistics required to be in a functioning band and inspired by the  Desert Sessions, he spent his downtime compiling albums’ worth of material with contributing artists and performers he liked.

From these sessions, micro-bands would form to present these songs live; touring with bands such as The Psychotic Turnbuckles, Doc Neeson and The Lime Spiders – having also used their rhythm section to record with. While the recordings have featured several musicians, the core live line-up has comprised of frontman Matt Downey (Death Mattel) and rhythm sections comprised of Pat Walker (Ohms, Methusela), Tony Bambach (Lime Spiders, Aberration), Ged & Tom Corben (Lime Spiders) and Chris Drane (Cash Savage, Cherrywood). The line ups and shows have varied for each tour to include a DJ, visuals and themed stage sets.