After premiering the track on triple j earlier today, Wollongong duo Hockey Dad have shared the music video for new single ‘I Missed Out’, the first new music from the surf rockers since second album Blend Inn was released back in 2018.
Full of driving, energetic rhythms underneath an infectious guitar line, ‘I Missed Out’ represents a shift in process for the band, who says it’s “as though [the band] have been merely scratching at the surface of [their] song-writing over the past few releases.”
“It’s almost like we decided, instantaneously, to focus on being as creative as possible this time around.”
Lyrically, the new track sees guitarist and vocalist Zach Stephenson reflecting on his past experiences with a new sense of clarity.
“Blend Inn dealt with problems in a less mature way through fighting and complaining,” he says.
“I think getting older, I have come to see these situations as learning experiences – using these songs to understand my surroundings and lessons I’ve been given.”
Watch the video for ‘I Missed Out’ below. You can catch Hockey Dad throughout Australia in February next year when they tour the country as part of Laneway 2020.