Punk rockers Columbus, from Brisbane Australia, have released the second single off their sophomore album A Hot Take On Heartbreak. The new song is called “Care at All”, and was debuted on the BBC1 rock show.

This was accompanied by a new tour announcement to celebrate the new album, which has been labeled A Hot Take On Heartbreak Tour. Columbus will be supported by fellow Brisbane act, Sweater Curse, and will be hitting cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Details below!

As for the new song, it has been explained by vocalist Alex Moses as one of the lyrically darker songs from the new album, as it appears to be about how it feels to let someone down, or to hurt them, and to have them leave because of it. It also touches on neglect and possible alcoholism.

“I never realised what I had until I saw it walk away.”

Despite this, the song has a particularly grungy rock feel, although it is considerably a much different sound to Columbus’s debut record, Spring Forever. This is due to changing music tastes of the band members Alex Moses, Daniel Seymour, and Ben Paynter, who have gone from predominantly enjoying punk/hardcore music to softer, alternative punk rock from the late 90s/early 2000s, like Weezer, or The All American Rejects.

This is evident in the new single, as the lighter guitar riffs and catchy chorus is reminiscent of such things.

“Care At All” is out now and can be listened to on all music streaming services and YouTube. We’ve also added the track to our Spotify playlist: The Depth List: 2018.

 

 

Josh Hockey

Melbourne based music journalist who is ridiculously passionate about music, and spends every possible moment listening to it, seeing shows, and of course wearing the merch.

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  1. Had not heard of Columbus until reading this article, by the sounds of it I might have to give them a listen! Thanks to the Author and of course Depth Mag! Big fan

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