Stand Atlantic premiered their new song “Skinny Dipping” on BBC Radio 1’s Indie Show With Jack Saunders last night during the Midnight Drop segment. The song is available for stream/purchase here. “Skinny Dipping” is the third single from their upcoming album Skinny Dipping, out October 26. Skinny Dipping is the follow up to the Australian pop-rock’s trio 2017 EP Sidewinder, and their debut for Hopeless Records.
Speaking to the new song, vocalist/guitarist Bonnie Fraser explained, “Skinny Dipping is about coming to terms with who you are. Sometimes addressing your own truth can be a very daunting thing and feel so isolating. Skinny Dipping is about releasing that fear and accepting yourself completely.”
Last month, the band shared the single and music video for “Lavender Bones,” which premiered on triple J’s Good Nites in Australia. The song has climbed the charts to be the Most Played track on triple J on September 21 st . The band also released the single and lyric video for “Lost My Cool.” and wrapped up their US tour with Neck Deep this month.
Stand Atlantic, made up of Bonnie Fraser (vocals/guitar), David Potter (guitar), and Jonno Panichi (drums), launched into the international eye following last year’s Sidewinder. The group’s blend of hard-charged rock and soaring pop melodies has earned them a home on international tours with the likes of New Found Glory, Neck Deep and State Champs – and critical accolades like a “Best International Breakthrough Band” nomination at the 2018 Heavy Music Awards and inclusion in Kerrang’s highly coveted Hottest Bands of 2018.
Now, Skinny Dipping is poised to build on that success and take them even further. The unfiltered honesty of the album’s 10 tracks showcases an emotional maturity beyond Stand Atlantic’s collective years, a keen sense of self-awareness and desire to be unconditionally authentic even when – and perhaps especially when – it breaks their hearts.
Awash in ’90s vibrancy and bounce, the title track finds Fraser coming to terms with her sexuality, fighting through a haze of self-doubt en route to a celebration of her true identity. “Skinny dipping can be seen as an innocent thing you do for fun,” she explains. “But at the same time, you’re naked and vulnerable and exposing yourself to anything in there. There are things in life I sometimes feel are either unimportant or something I shouldn’t be talking about. It can be so isolating to be truly honest, but to have people accept you is so freeing.”
Skinny Dipping is now available for pre-order. When pre-ordered digitally, fans will receive an instant download of “Lost My Cool” and “Lavender Bones”.
1. Lavender Bones
3. Skinny Dipping
4. Speak Slow
5. Cigarette Kiss
6. Lost My Cool
8. Burn In The Afterthought
9. Clay (feat. Hannah Greenwood)
Upcoming Tour Dates:
w/ State Champs
23rd October – SWG3 Studio Warehouse, Glasgow (UK)
24th October – Northumbria Institute, Newcastle (UK)
26th October – Academy, Manchester (UK)
27th October – Roundhouse, London (UK)
29th October – The LCR, Norwich (UK)
30th October – O2 Academy Leeds (UK)
31st October – O2 Institute, Birmongham (UK)
1st November – O2 Academy, Bristol (UK)