Brisbane trio Columbus recently announced details of ‘A Hot Take On Heartbreak‘ – their second album set for release on May 25th via UNFD.

They shared the first single ‘Don’t Know How To Act‘ – and now comes the track ‘Care At All‘, and three East Coast tour dates in June.

‘Care At All’ is lyrically one of the darker songs on the record, but instrumentally it has a surfy-grunge feel. I wrote the song about what it feels like to let down someone you love, and neglect what’s really important to you. I was drinking a mix of apple juice and whiskey in the studio while tracking vocals, which felt appropriate as the song flirts with the themes of alcoholism.

Give it a listen below.

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Bands evolve from album to album as the lives of its members, and their music tastes, continue to change. That’s particularly true in the case of Columbus, whose debut album was entitled ‘Spring Forever‘, but its follow-up ‘A Hot Take on Heartbreak‘ has seen the Brisbane trio opting for a dramatic change of season.

On Spring Forever we went into the studio and did exactly what we wanted. But after touring that record and it coming time to do a new one, we realised that the music we wanted to play was distinctly different. We didn’t want to be a pop punk band anymore. We didn’t even want to be a punk band anymore. We wanted people to know us as a rock band.

That desire to move on was informed by a shift in the collective listening habits of Alex Moses and his bandmates, bassist Ben Paynter and drummer Daniel Seymour, who traded the punk and hardcore of their formative years for the influential alt-rock of the late 90s/early 00s, including Weezer and The All-American Rejects.

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Columbus recorded ‘A Hot Take On Heartbreak‘ with Joel Quartermain, widely known as the multi-instrumentalist of Western Australian rockers Eskimo Joe; and a producer with a wealth of experience and the know-how that comes with being in a band himself. And not just any band; Joel’s experience having won eight ARIAs over the course of multiple Number One and Platinum albums informed the creative process in such a way that it allowed Columbus to take more risks because they had the full support of someone who had already scaled the heights.

A Hot Take On Heartbreak‘ is available for pre-order now.

TOUR DATES

COLUMBUS
With guests SWEATER CURSE
JUNE
15th – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney [18+]
16th – Northcote Social Club, Northcote [18+]
22nd – The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]

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TRACK LISTING

Don’t Know How To Act
Care At All
Worn Out This Week
Feelin’ Low
Give Up
Wake Up With A Heart Attack
Piece Of Shit
Cut It Out
Difficult Conversations
Feel This Way

PHOTO CREDIT

Photo by Rachael Barrett

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