Australian breakthrough-artist FUTURE STATIC return with ferocious new single ‘Venenosa’

(Photo credit: Andrew Basso)

One of Australia’s most talked about breakthrough acts, Melbourne-based alternative heavy outfit Future Static have today returned with their potent new single Venenosa, via Wild Thing Records.

The follow-up to the highly-praised release of their previous single ‘Waves’ (the debut of charismatic new singer Amariah Cook), which saw them explode onto the international heavy music consciousness, ‘Venenosa’ sees Future Static venture into and experiment with its heaviest, most intense material yet. ‘Venenosa’ was produced by Chris Vernon (Windwaker), with the music video helmed by fabled director Colin Jeffs (Alpha Wolf).

‘Venenosa’ explodes with scorching guitars and thunderous drums, while Amariah’s melodies swell with a distinct blend of seduction and venom. The group’s diverse capacities for salient hooks and stifling passages are cleverly illuminated through brusque production and dynamical flair, piloted by Amariah’s relentless vocal range. Unafraid to be vulnerable while flaunting penetrative intensity, ‘Venenosa’ fittingly compliments Future Static’s breakthrough status.

Alongside the immense single is the mystifying accompanying video. Taking cues from archetypal films such as The Shining and The Evil Dead, and featuring bewildering special effects, the video clip shows the band being subject to sickening anguish within the confinements of a supposedly possessed manor. Containing body horror and spectacular aesthetics, the clip skilfully depicts the song’s dark sentiment. 

Future Static explain the meaning behind ‘Venenosa”:
“‘Venenosa’ (Spanish for ‘poisonous’) is based on Amariah’s experience of coming to realise that the negative energy surrounding her was in fact due to her own toxic behaviour towards the people who she was supposed to care for. It takes the listener through the very intense journey she took to rid herself of this toxicity that was festering inside the depths of her subconscious, and how she came out the other side full of love and respect for herself and those around her again.” 

Future Static – Venenosa (Official Video)

To support the release of ‘Venenosa’, Future Static will join alternative-metal giants Circles on an Australian tour. This comes off the back of show-stopping performances appearing at the inaugural Knight and Day Festival as well as the momentous UNIFY Gathering 2022, where they were triple j Unearthed competition winners. What We Did On The Weekend Podcast proclaimed “they were made for the big festival stage”. Such festival slots have seen the band share the stage with heavyweights Parkway Drive, Polaris, The Amity Affliction, Trophy Eyes, Thornhill and Yours Truly, while further scoring tour support slots with Caligula’s Horse, RedHook, Windwaker, Pridelands, and Bloom

Since signing to Wild Thing Music Group and Destroy All LinesFuture Static have seen themselves impelled with significant gains and incredible openings. Previous single ‘Waves’ landed over 110k YouTube views, and elevated the group with resounding tastemaker support from Spotify, Apple Music, triple j, Distorted Sound, Broadway World, MANIACS, Hysteria Magazine, Music Feeds and HEAVY Mag. The release led to the band becoming triple j Unearthed Feature Artist as well as Kerrang! Radio Feature Artist Of The Week, and the accompanying music video was added to rotation on ABC’s rage.

‘Venenosa’ is a fierce taste of what’s to come from Future Static, who are currently planning their debut album release for 2023. 

‘Venenosa’ will be available worldwide on Wednesday, July 20, via Wild Thing Records.

(‘Venenosa’ single art)

About Future Static:
Melbourne five-piece Future Static create an exhilarating synthesis of alternative, melodic, and progressive to shape a unique brand of emotional heavy music that is unlike any other. Future Static’s effortless flow between crushing riffs and bright, soulful melodies saw them become a standout young talent from Australia’s bustling heavy music scene.

Following the release of its critically acclaimed 2020 EP Fatalist, its wildly successful 2021 single ‘Waves’, and with the addition of charismatic new vocalist Amariah Cook, Future Static are primed to make a lasting impression on the global stage, bringing its visceral fusion of heavy and alternative sub-genres to the world at large.

Big things are on the horizon for this band” – Kerrang! Radio

“Big things ahead for Future Static, we reckon!” – triple j

“…firmly positioned on the cusp of being one of 2022’s breakout bands” –Maniacs


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