Melbourne indie-pop quartet Quivers have shared another taste of forthcoming album ‘Golden Doubt’ before it arrives next month, releasing new single ‘Chinese Medicine’.
Over jangly guitars and understated keys, the band’s Sam Nicholson meditates on loneliness and escapism. In a statement, Nicholson explained it was influenced by a trip overseas to distract himself following the death of his brother in a free-diving accident – a theme explored on the band’s 2018’s debut ‘We’ll Go Riding on the Hearses’.
“It is really about the feeling you get when you are running away from things and find other people doing the same,” says Nicholson. “You go chasing something overseas… You’ll never find what you look for but you will find something.”
The former two were released in 2019, while the latter two were released earlier this year. The album is set for release on June 11.
“Doubt”, meanwhile, was chosen “because hitting your thirties after losing people knocks you off balance for a while, but no longer caring what the world thinks is always a breakthrough feeling.”
Late last year, Quivers covered R.E.M.‘s 1991 album ‘Out of Time’ in full, re-imagining the likes of ‘Losing My Religion’, ‘Shiny Happy People’ and ‘Radio Song’. The project was commissioned by Seattle label Turntable Kitchen and released in December 2020.