Pop/punk comes in many ways, shapes and forms. In the case of Melbourne five-piece, Sarahj, they bring a tinge of alternative rock that brings them musically in to a world all of their own.
Sarahj took to playing big and small shows hard and fast around Melbourne since their inception – even before releasing a single, and by doing so have – and continue to forge a name for themselves on the live circuit. They pack a punch on stage and off, sharing youthful, honest energy that can be felt by any audience.
Following in the musical footsteps of their biggest influences in Paramore, Tonight Alive and Evanescence, Sarahj stands on their own even in the youth of their career having only formed in early 2017. In that short space of time, and before having released any music, the band have already graced the stage of one of Australia’s oldest surviving community music festivals, the St Kilda Festival. That’s quite the feat.
“It was an incredible experience and we are so happy we had that opportunity”, says singer Sarah Jones.
The band’s new single comes in the form of “Safe”. It’s a song that most in a relationship can relate to – the feeling of security when your partner is by your side. The track is a taste of their EP titled “Reaper” which is due for release in September.
“The songs on our EP are very personal, but every song our listeners will be able to relate to,” says Sarah. “We like to talk about the ups and downs of love and heartbreak. Discussing mental illness is really important to us as well.”
Picture by MRH Photography
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