Grasshole are a three-piece [Karis, Rick and Brodie] garage fuzz punk rock band out of Australia and recently the Melbourne-based band released their latest single “Wildfire“, a song about giving life a serious go, not settling for second best, and living life with a ALL or NOTHING attitude.
Speaking to Eat This Music on the release of the single, Karis (vocals/guitar) from Grasshole expressed that this single is the gospel for them. They have worked at making music for a fair few years now and it felt like time to write a straight up positive song reflective of their attitudes.
Coming off the release of their sophomore album of the same name – due out for release March 2020, Karis explained that “Wildfire” is on par with the other 12 songs. Grasshole never set out to write a single, but some creations feel more obvious than others in their hooks and strengths, which is the case with “Wildfire”. Grasshole also felt this single was the clear front runner for the first single, and it’s nice to show an evolution in their sound.
The creation of the single started with the chorus hook melodically. Karis wrote the music, then found the lyrics, which in turn shaped the ethos of the tune. Karis didn’t know what he was referring to with the lyric “Get it done”, however, he ran with the idea and here we are!
To coincide with the release of the single, Grasshole released the below music video, a video that Grasshole worked on with a friend named Elton. Elton works and runs a tight ship at Four Pillars Gin in Healesville, and according to Karis, they always thought that location would be a mint setting for a clip. The people at Four Pillars were kind enough to let Grasshole run amok for a night. A film producer Grasshole worked with in the past named Ezra was happy to come on board and knock it all up with Grasshole.
The inspiration for the video came at a time Karis was was watching netflix – he thinks – and got the idea of black and grey with colour highlights poking through the piece. Lyrically though, nothing is black and white about “Wildfire”, and theres always some colour or ambition, that radiates through.