Review: Terrible Signal – Half The Person

Perth’s Vincent Buchanan-Simpson is the mastermind behind the now Melbourne-based four-piece, Terrible Signal. Their refreshing brand of garage pop-rock is built on the purest of lyricism, jangly guitars and some exceptionally catchy hooks. There’s an authenticity that really draws you in, paired with hypnotic instrumentals that have the ability to transport you somewhere else. With that in mind, we’re very pleased to be premiering their captivating new single ‘Half The Person’.

Following on from 2017’s self-titled solo debut, this new track is the fourth and final single to be released from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, The Window. Judging by all four current singles, the full-length is set to be a dynamic collection of tracks. Ranging from fierce energetic numbers, to what graces our ears today – a brutally honest observation of life delivered via the gentlest of garage rock. Buchanan-Simpson said of the track, “The song is about getting pushed to a point where you can’t excuse a person’s behaviour anymore. I know a lot of people who have had friendships or relationships where they get conditioned to being treated badly. But I didn’t want it to be a trash-talking song either. It’s harsh sounding but it does have a diplomatic eloquence about it.” Therapeutic sound in its most literal sense.

Recorded at Flightless Studio and mixed by Mikey Young this particular track was solely laid down by Vin himself. “I played everything on the recording, most of the instruments were done down at Aireys Inlet with Casey Hartnett. I’ve worked with him a bit now and really enjoy it. The vocals and a few other things were recorded at Flightless Studio by myself, thank you Lucas Harwood for teeing that up for me.” At just over two minutes in length, this song really packs a punch. A heartfelt hit of rock that’s bound to be stuck on repeat for the next little while.