Listen: ‘December Nights’ by Saskwatch

Keeping it hometown for Melbourne crew Saskwatch and their new track December Nights, the first outing for their yet to be titled 4th album which is due later in the year!


Melbourne indie outfit Saskwatch today give you the first single “December Nights” off their to-be-released fourth studio record. Taking their classic soul sound in a new direction, Saskwatch have downsized in members but not in soundscape, utilising the space left behind for a whole new style and swagger. “December Nights” premiered on ‘Good Nights with Linda’ on triple j last night, and is out now on all platforms.

“December Nights is a song about memory, and the power it can hold over you, working to break down the mental barriers you set up for yourself… and the bliss you can feel once you do. The helping hand of a classic mate.” – Liam McGorry

Swirling into your consciousness, then slapping you across the face, “December Nights” is the first offering a more eclectic direction from the 6-piece – bringing elements of surf-rock and psych into the mix along with groove-heavy bass and twinkling flute, laying way for the powerful voice of lead singer Nkechi Anele to work its magic. This also marks another first for the band; with this track and the rest of the forthcoming album self-produced & mixed alongside engineer and friend Callum John Barter at Newmarket Studios.

“Sonically, it’s new ground for Saskers… Taking inspiration from long hot summer nights, Nkechi’s (huge) voice, and that weird feeling you get inside when you listen to the Beach Boys.” – Liam McGorry

Releasing their third studio album early last year, Saskwatch have never been one to shy away from the unconventional. After spending their first two albums Leave It All Behind (2012) and Nose Dive (2014) establishing themselves and their sound, 2015’s Sorry I Let It Come Between Us took listeners on another trajectory entirely.  More vulnerable, honest, and simple, the album revealed a depth of emotion and heartache not previously associated with their music, and lead the way to a brand new Saskwatch – comfortable in the malleability of their sound, and ready to show you a side of their music you have never seen before.

Saskwatch are:  Rob Muinos (Guitar), Nkechi Anele (Vocals), Liam McGorry (Guitar / Keys / Horns), Olaf Scott (Keys), Sam Raines (Drums) and Tom Pettit (Bass).