Cash Savage and the Last Drinks will launch their ‘Good Citizens’ album with two shows this weekend at The Croxton in Melbourne.
The video for the title track doesn’t feature Cash Savage at all. Instead she decided to hand the spotlight to all-male Good Citizens Choir.
The song is about the ritual of Australian masculinity. “I get asked a lot of questions [about] how we make things better, and I don’t have any answers, but I do think there is a fair bit of responsibility on the oppressors to make the change, not the oppressed,” Cash says.
The lyrics so “Saturday night is gonna be a big night / And Monday morning is gonna be rough” is the key refrain, Savage says: “Whatever’s going on, we’ll all go out and get fucked up [on the weekend], and we’ll all come back to work on Monday and we’ll all tell our war stories.
“A really big thing about this song for me is how we all think that we are good citizens without having empathy or trying to relate to other people in society. We’re quite happy to prop up this Australian larrikin ideal, but is that even real? To have that message coming from men, I guess I hoped that that would actually drive home the words a bit more.”
See Cash Savage and the Last Drinks this weekend.
Friday night @ The Croxton with special guests Cable Ties * SOLD OUT
Saturday night @ The Croxton with special guests Loose Tooth + Mares. Tickets on sale here.