Adelaide’s favourite female power-duo Wing Defence have unleashed their long-awaited debut EP, Friends.
The six-track EP features previously released songs ‘Relocate’, ‘Weapons’, ‘Hindsight’ and ‘Listerine’ and puts Skye Walter and Paige Court’s talents as storytellers front and centre.
Wing Defence worked with the likes of Mario Späte, and their own guitarist Benny Tamblyn-Morrow and engineers Wade Keighran and Rick O’Neill to create an EP that dips in and out with its tone placement.
The title Friends was conceived at a time in the duo’s lives where they were facing crossroads in their lives and needed to find refuge.
“[We] needed to find friendship and laughter in the hard times. We needed to make light of our common struggles and lift each other up,” Wing Defence says.
“Through this, we found really strong friendships, hence the EP titled ‘Friends’. The entire EP really developed and became one huge counselling session”.
Wing Defence burst into the Australian music scene in 2018 with ‘Stuck’, and quickly became one of Adelaide’s most exciting new exports, winning praise at BIGSOUND, Groovin’ The Moo and Laneway Festivals.
The pair say they took inspiration from their early days when creating the music video for their recent single ‘Relocate’.
“As we were reflecting on our EP, Friends, getting prepared for release, we got all nostalgic looking back on where we’d come from and wanted to venture back to our roots,” Wing Defence says.
‘Given the state of the world we know so many people are resonating with that feeling of good times they’ve had with their friends, remembering those silly times, when things were different, and we wanted to capture that for ourselves too”.