“Wake Up” is undoubtedly the most upbeat track on the album, so in turn requires a complimentary video. The clip is big on its pastel pink, balloons and good times with the added bonus of a pink ukulele, doughnuts, cakes, whipped cream and an all-round lighthearted, fun vibe. Lyrically the track reflects on the excitement of new relationships and the seemingly endless possibilities that arise. Guitarist Dan Ray explains that “all relationships come with difficulties and troubled times, Wake Up highlights the better times that are to be cherished. We wanted to capture the essence of the early 2000’s pop-punk that we all grew up with and have some fun with the track, making it jumpy and energetic. This song is really fun to play and move to live.”
The album is produced, mixed and mastered by Emmett Carroll of EC Audio. The overarching theme of the album is strength in the face of adversity and perseverance through difficult times. ‘The Only Way Is Through’ is about being able to stick at something, even when there are negative influences affecting the will to carry on, and pushing through the hurdles life can throw at you. Ray says “the tracks on the album almost represent various stages of this journey, from some of the highest highs, like Wake Up, to the lowest points, like The Only Way Is Through”.
‘The Only Way Is Through’ will be launched to audiences around the country in late November with a hometown show on Friday November 22 at Perth’s Amplifier Bar to kick things off. Joining the band for the first show on the tour will be Ferncroft, Collider and Patient Sixty-Seven before the next night takes the band to Whole Lotta Love in Melbourne accompanied by A New Way Home, Anyone Anyone and Bearclaw Camp. Sunday November 24 finds Nautical Mile in Geelong playing The Barwon Club with A New Way Home, Letters To Amara and Bearclaw Camp, Canberra is up next on Wednesday November 27 at The Basement with Signs & Symbols, Capitol Affair and This Time Only, Thursday November 28 sees Nautical Mile hit Newcastle’s The Cambridge Hotelalongside Low Key Affair, Capitol Affair and Halfwait, then will make their way to Sydney’s The Burdekin Hotel with Capitol Affair, This Time Only and Halfwait before closing out the tour atCrowbar Brisbane on Sunday December 1 with a little help from Grizzlyshark, Bligh and Halfwait.
Nautical Mile formed in late 2015, releasing their first self-titled EP at the beginning of 2016. Following this, the second EP, ‘Playing For Keeps‘, was brought to life in 2017 and reinforced the bands foot in the pop-punk scene. Preceding “Wake Up” from the album were singles “Regicide”, “Marionette” and “Shattered”. “Regicide” was welcomed into the world late last year, raking in over 95,000 streams on Spotify since. “Marionette” was premiered exclusively on Triple J’s Short. Fast. Loud. before official release, which brought additions to Spotify editorial playlists ‘Pop Punk’s Not Dead‘ and ‘New Punk Tracks‘ and snatched up AU Review’s ‘Track Of The Day’ shortly after. Between releases, the boys energetic live show has led to Nautical Mile sharing the stage with the likes ofTrophy Eyes, Hellions, Hawthorne Heights and The Decline to name just a few.
‘The Only Way Is Through’ is out tomorrow and is available on all digital and streaming platforms!Tickets for Nautical Mile’s headline tour below!
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