Max Pasalic Vocals | Kurt Haywood Bass | Jack Rankin Guitar | Jesse Mate-Gallo Guitar | Jordan Pranic Drums
A striking snapshot of small town living, After Touch created a vivid collage of the anxieties and emotions of life in a regional coastal town in There Can’t Be This Much Water In The Sky. Growing up in the idyllic surrounds of Shellharbour NSW is where After Touch’s coming of age story begins, and the boys take us on a tour of their home in the video for “Light Me Up”.
The four luscious tracks on There Can’t Be This Much Water In The Sky address the limbo between youth and adulthood; where for many it’s the first time they flirt with grief and pain.
“I was in a tough place in my life at the start of last year,“ says frontman Max Pasalic. “The anxiety and everything that comes with it not only destroyed me but I exploded and had a bit of a meltdown and the story arc of the record is a different stage of that and how I was feeling.”
There Can’t Be This Much Water In The Sky begins with self-destruction, then acceptance, understanding and finally rejection, set to a melancholy yet triumphant soundtrack that shares a shelf with Bring Me The Horizon, Citizen and Basement.
After Touch, comprising of vocalist Max Pasalic, guitarists Jack Rankin and Jesse Mate-Gallo, bassist Kurt Haywood and drummer Jordan Pranic, formed in 2014 with the goal of escaping their small town and taking the unknown road. Fuelled by ambition, in their short time together, After Touch have found a home on triple j Unearthed Radio with an Artist Spotlight and “I’m Fading Away” added to rotation. They also won a main stage slot at Yours and Owls festival, courtesy of the station.