“I Wanna Be Everybody” by Hockey Dad

Australian duo Hockey Dad, have debuted their latest single “I Wanna Be Everybody”. Going with their new album Blend Inn’s theme of introspection, the track finds the duo in a bad headspace at a party — says singer Zach Stephenson, “‘I Wanna Be Everybody’ came together after a few frustrating nights out where I just couldn’t understand people. It’s about being a bit uncomfortable in scenarios where people just seem so relaxed and worry-free.”

Hockey Dad
Blend Inn
Kanine Records

1. My Stride
2. Homely Feeling
3. I Wanna Be Everybody
4. Danny
5. Join The Club
6. Whatever
7. Disappoint Me
8. Running Out
9. Stalker
10. Where I Came From
11. Sweet Release
12. Eggshells

Best mates first, bandmates second – the heart of Hockey Dad has always existed in the friendship between duo Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming, who first met in early childhood, growing up two doors apart in the unassuming, laid back Australian coastal town of Windang, New South Wales. The foundations for the band began in early 2013, when an underage Fleming and Stephenson would sneak into their local live music haunt to catch their favorite bands. Eventually they were granted regular slots playing to an ever-growing crew of enthusiastic friends turned fans and released their Dreamin‘ EP on local Wollongong indie label Farmer & The Owl in 2014.

Blend Inn, is the follow up to 2016’s debut Boronia. Where Boronia celebrated the long days of summers past, of mates, the ocean and the sublime naivety of youth, Blend Inn is Fleming and Stephenson coming to us with more perspective following a year of relentless touring which took them far from the streets and waves of their hometown.

Landing in Seattle, the recording of Blend Inn began with renowned audio engineer and producer John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Cloud Nothings) at Robert Lang Studios. The studios, supposedly haunted, echo with their iconic past, having housed many of rock’s legends over its time, including the Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Death Cab For Cutie, Alice In Chains, and most notably, Nirvana, who recorded their last song there – the mic used in Kurt Cobain’s final studio track still hangs in tribute. Here, Hockey Dad found a home away from home.

Hockey Dad
Blend Inn
Kanine Records

1. My Stride
2. Homely Feeling
3. I Wanna Be Everybody
4. Danny
5. Join The Club
6. Whatever
7. Disappoint Me
8. Running Out
9. Stalker
10. Where I Came From
11. Sweet Release
12. Eggshells