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Photo: Dara Munnis. @daramunnis

Indie-folk duo Pierce Brothers today unveil their latest single and video, In The Water, a soulful and uplifting track that highlights the band’s unique sound and musical style. This new release serves as a follow-up to their highly successful High & Unsteady single, co-written and produced by Tash Sultana.

In The Water is one of several tracks that Pierce Brothers recorded in collaboration with several talented Australian artists, including Garrett Kato, Tash Sultana, and Steph Strings. The track was recorded at Red Moon Studio’s in Melbourne with long-time collaborator Jan Skubiszewski, and features the duo’s signature blend of acoustic guitar, percussion, and soaring harmonies.

The song writing process for In The Water was an exciting and collaborative effort, with friend and keys player Dara Munnis adding his unique perspective to the mix. “As a major third wheel in the twin brother dynamic, we found pretty quickly that my main role was actually that of a casting vote between Pat and Jack,” said Dara. “Whenever there were different options on the table for the direction the song was taken, I have 100% let this newfound power go to my head.”

The result is an emotionally resonant song that blends beautiful melodies with relatable lyrics, depicting the challenge of acknowledging and overcoming difficult emotion, the great search we all have for finding peace. The resounding theme of freedom is repeated throughout the song, inspiring hope and leaving us feeling like a better life is just around the corner. “We’ve had the idea knocking about for a couple of years, not knowing what to do with it,” said Pat. “We all got together in Jack’s studio, and we began feeling it out again and adding little layers of rhythm and ideas here and there. From there, it just began to build up.”

The touching accompanying music video was once again directed in-house, with one of the brothers Patrick Pierce directing alongside co-writer of the track Dara Munnis. “I have wanted to shoot at these locations for a while, and I saw the work of Alicia Brown which got me thinking about using those designs and ideas in a music video about a child’s imaginary friend. Once that was in my head, I just began thinking of all the beautiful locations in Victoria and just wanted to get on the road to start filming them.  I reached out to Maryanne Lea to help with the costuming and she took the idea and really ran with it!” Says Pat. Unfortunately, due to lockdowns in 2020, the filming of the performance aspect of the clip became impossible. “ We had to shelve the project until a new project that fit the song came along. Since then Dara has become a keys player in the band and this was our first song we wrote together. It just made sense that we release this music video we’d worked on for so long together”

To celebrate their new single, Pierce Brothers will be going on tour with a bunch of headline shows across Australia.  Jack Pierce explains, ‘It’s been such a long time since we’ve played headline metro shows, so I’m just really excited to get back out there and play to some of our most excellent hometown fans. Melbourne is where we honed our craft and where our oldest fans are from, so we’re just really excited to see them all again’.

Pierce Brothers are known for their high energy live performance and their ability to create authentic, heartfelt music that speaks to the soul. In The Water is a testament to their musical prowess and their dedication to their craft. With their toes firmly in the sand, writing and recording music and touring Australia relentlessly, Pierce Brothers are poised to take the indie-folk world by storm.

In The Water by Pierce Brothers is out today, March 29 via Ditto

Tickets go on sale TOMORROW, Thursday March 30 via links below

Listen & Watch In The Water – HERE


Friday 31 March
Sip & Savour Festival, Speers Point Park, Speers Point, NSW

Wednesday 5th April
Copper Bar – Johannesburg, South Africa

Saturday 8th April
Splashy Fen Festival, South Africa

Friday 12 May
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Saturday 13th May
The Brightside, Brisbane, QLD

Friday 19th May
Corner Hotel, Richmond, VIC

Saturday 27th May
Tropic Sounds, Reid Park, Townsville, QLD

Friday 9th June
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Saturday 10th June
Haba, Rye, VIC

Sunday 11th June
Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC

Saturday 1st July
Western Port Hotel, San Remo, VIC

Wednesday 5th July
Big Red Bash, Big Red Dune, Birdsville, QLD

Friday 11th August
Seabreeze Hotel, Mackay, QLD

Saturday 12th August
Village Festival, Yepoon, QLD
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Saturday 19th August
Mundi Mundi Bash, Mundi, QLD

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