Like so many battler Aussie bands out there, The Rucksaks cut their teeth in a scummy South Sydney garage. Since then they’ve got a couple of singles to their name, they’ve knocked out a couple of shows, and found themselves a handful of fans to boot.
Nothing But Regret is their latest, a jangly indie pop jam that had me melting after the first listen. Get a load of it for yourself below.
The Rucksaks sing for the endless summer on Nothing But Regret, an upbeat tribute to youth – and how we all wish it could last forever.
Despite the title, Nothing But Regret is a love letter to long nights, lost mornings, low account balances, and the rest of the things that come with the good life.
A touring band in their infancy, you can bet The Rucksaks have done it all themselves. And they wouldn’t change it for the world.
The song layers jangly guitars with a delicious Australiana tinge under vocalist Rhys Goodwin’s singalong verses. Those interjections right after each chorus get me gooooood.
As the song builds to a climax, The Rucksaks find more vocal layers, cramming in as many good vibes as humanly possible before cutting off. As soon as the song fades, you’ll wish it was back (yeah – I listened three times in a row).
Give it a spin for yourself above.
On the live front, Sydneysiders have two chances to catch The Rucksaks in the near future. Grab the details below: