Northcote (So Hungover) lyrics.
Hello. Oh hey Joel how you going? Ya. I’m just on a, uh, tram, just really hungover. Hey, you know that um, band competition we went in, So You Think You Can Copy? Yeah, we won man! Yeah we got a record contract out of it. We’re with like Independent Records, they’re like an off-shoot of Sony. Ya we have to make like one over-hyped album, we get uh, Molly Meldrum kudos, Rage guest programming rights, a memory stick full of Myspace friends and we can write the soundtrack to an ad of our choice. Na man we haven’t sold out, we’ve still got creative control. Oh, our t-shirts, yeah extra smalls have gone. We like changed our name too, we’re like Rage Against The Sewing Machine, we’re all about anger and fashion. How is your album going? Yeah you laid down some tracks? Oh, actual tracks, for Connex? Yeah right. I guess you’ve got to pay for the studio hire huh? What’s it called again? ‘Z-sides and Demos.’ What’s a greatest hits concept EP? Nothing but secret tracks. Yeah right. Are you worried about people burning it? I meant in a fire. Hey, did I mention we picked up a grant? Yeah, Grant Taylor, our bass player. We picked him up from the side of the road, he was like passed out. Ya, we had to deal with an agent and everything. Demestos mainly, he was in pretty bad shape.
RIDING AROUND ON THE 86, SO HUNGOVER.
GONNA GO DOWN TO JB HIFI, FLICK THROUGH INDIE.
Ya so um, last night we supported uh, Pose Tattoo, like they’re fronted by Sad Sanderson down at the Fitzroy anti-social club. Ya. It was alright man but you know the mixing was really bad. Like, my G & T didn’t even have lemon in it. You know like the band’s really gelling, like our hair, it’s just like we’re going through an 80’s thing at the moment. Anyway man sorry I couldn’t come to your gig the other night, I just didn’t really want to go. How was it? Ya, you smashed up your gear afterwards, that’s pretty rock. Oh, in a car accident, yeah right, that’s not so good man. Hey I had to go to hospital the other day too. It’s these new jeans man. I just couldn’t get my wallet out. Yeah. They had to cut me out. A local anesthetic.
RIDING AROUND ON THE 86, SO HUNGOVER.
GONNA GO DOWN TO PONY, PRETEND I’M IN KINGS OF LEON.
Ya, I just, I’m really busy you know, I’ve just got so much on my plate. I got this uh, tofu salad and it’s just going everywhere man. You know this whole like record contract and stuff I just, I don’t want it to go to my head you know the last thing I wanna do is become like a cliched character. Anyway man I better go I’m like running out of street credit but um, ya, it’s a shame you can’t come to my party. I know, I just didn’t invite you though. Laterz.
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Wicked tune, first time listener – on your MySpace website – you guys have talent!
Great to relate to most of your humor. Gonna go down to JB HIFI, flick through Indie – Hope your tunes are there.
Keep up the great work!
You are terrifying. I can handle shit on the Internet of people shitting on each other and having their throats cut etc, but this terrifies me.
Would you care to elaborate on your feelings Isaac? I am curious what elements of the above alarm you. Fear is a natural component of change. Perhaps you are confronted by the social reality depicted within the text?
Great song. Very clever fella
I’m terrified that I sound like that on trams sometimes.
Haha, really funny. Heard this on the radio the other day, and just loved it. Nice one!
I was sitting in the studio at work, absently listening to Triple J on Thursday the 18th of March. Then at 2:40 p.m. (I know this because I wrote it on my hand) I heard Northcote (So Hungover). It made me VERY happy. Naturally, my curiosity was piqued so I have downloaded some of your other work. Thank-you. I think I’m in love with you. If I promise never to phone you and to always keep a 10 metre distance (sorry, it can’t be more than that. I would like to see you preform eventually.) from you, can I be your stalker?
Thankyou so much for such a very amusing tune (& biting social parody). Very different from “I’m so post modern”.
My lady friend laughs convulsively each time I mention “Laterz”
Hope it makes the top ten of next/this year’s Triple J Hot 100.
Love, love, love this song! Laughed so hard when I first heard it (and every time since). The ‘accent,’ the piss-taking : just so spot on!
Like Jason, I too think I may be in love with you. Loved ‘I’m so post-modern,’ but this tops that. Perfect parody of the typical so-cool-it-hurts hipster.
Masterful. That’s all I have to say.
Awesome song. I rate this with the Wow Wow song. Sounds like Beck on the chorus… I will continue to laugh when I see these type of guys at JB Hi Fi next time I am in there!
The way to a Philosopher’s heart is through his Beck comparisons. Hey, we’re up to 4 people who liked Wow Wow!
Every time I hit up the mess&noise forum I play this song.
Helps keeps things in perspective.
Enjoy the lyrics and how everything in society can be bought and then disposed of in a fickle manner… I get a laugh from a memory stick full of Myspace friends phrase.. Can’t wait for the song which portrays the death of capitalist ideology
funniest sht ever. so many great one liners.
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Do you find it ironic that this song is receiving heavy airplay on that taxpayer funded bastion of skinny jean wearing scenesters who flick through indie at JB?
We’ve gone post-irony. The song is actually quite earnest.
This is the epitomy of indie kidz in melbourne. It’s so true and it makes me laugh my ass off everytime because it highlights just how stupid we behave, love the tight pants being cut off and flicking through indie…. hilarious. I love you because you can take the piss out of yourself.
Love this song! Heard on JJJ and got more of the words each time, resulting in increased LOLs. And ya I totally thought of Beck for the chorus – great sound. Now checking out other stuff and liking it, but Northcote’s still the fave. Digging the wit all ’round, pun-maestro.
Hope I can buy you a drink after your next Sydney gig.
‘We’ve gone post-irony’… awesome lol ;P
I’ve ironically used “laterz” so often now I don’t know if it’s ironic anymore :S
I love this song…….can’t stop pretending to be an indie kid when I am 10 years to old to be one…..
So hungover, jesus its absolutly brilliant, so funny so on point, its crazy, the funny thing is i know a kid that looks exactly like this guy in the video, well we all do thats the point i suppose, The bands really gelling at the moment……gelling our hair, ha ha ha
so damn good
Ha-ha, I recently met a bunch of people and was invited back to their place in Fitzroy, I laughed a serious amount when I heard “Fitzro anti-social club”, just reminded me so much of the people I met.
Harmless…or are they?
‘We won man!’ Douche-bag Uni students with art’s degree’s and an iPod, thats all they are. Please, for the love of music, don’t get complacent now Justin. You’re in a privileged position, you’ve worked for it, and deserve it.
Dude this is mind blowing, especially considering how well it hits the nail on the head. Kudos to you,
Molly Meldrum. hahaha.
Justintime! Im not from Melbourne, nor have I ever been. Is it good? I hope so. Thatll give me something to look forward to. And maybe walking through Melbourne whilst listening/reminising about this song I will have many epic lolz from the relisation of reality. Ily your video, I knwo people similar, but less intense like the character potrayed in the vid. Except Im not too hot on Indie. Ill savagly flick through ‘Hard Rock/Metal’ for Death Metal and Grindcore bands. I like you though. And Phoenix, Passion Pit and Lisa Mitchell and other stuff. But spose their heaps too mainstream and are frowned upon. I dont care but. Im more into metal. I do what I want.
You know you’re on the right track when you’re getting semi-earnest messages to keep it real from deceased Russian Presidents. I’m glad that kids seem to be responding positively to this track. The trend at the moment is for YouTube comments to say ‘I don’t get it, are they being indie or making fun of indie.’ Hook, line and sinker.
Thanks Boris, I really do appreciate your sentiment.
This just a a short note to say that you are my most favorite Frankie writer! Today i was listening to JJJ and Northcote (So Hungover) was playing and i was like this guy is genius, then the announcer said it was Justin Hazlewood. So keep up the wonderful work!!
I heard you being interviewed on Triple J this week 27th? July 2010 – I love your work and I can’t believe anyone takes you too seriously (the person who sent you a ‘hate’ message).. keep it up and please don’t get real!!!!!
Thanks for all the love jazz cats. You keep swingin it real time Roberto! Long live confused hyper-irony.
Nailed it on this track.. my faith in Australian music is increasing! 🙂
And this website’s colour scheme reminds me of McDonalds.
Yah I really like your site man, it’s like totally hot. No, I mean like actually hot… my laptop is on my knees and it’s overheating.
The clever humour in this one turns some wannabe song into this miracle!
Brilliant song, spot on piss take of all the artistic wannabes!
Chris, I like your first point and am saddened by your second. I don’t like the idea of corporations owning colour combinations. They do of course. Purple, hello, chocolate! I’m about to redo the website so any colour combo suggestions are welcome. Cream and grass green? Maroon and sky blue? Orange and grey? Let’s do it.
oh my gosh you are amazing. i don’t know whether too worry about the fact that i often go to jb hifi and flick through indie when i’m bored in the city. probably one of the reasons i love the song so much, so accurate. hahahah. keep it up man.
Told by wife to catch 86 tram to meet her at tnight at Grace Something, Smith Street. From UK had never heard of Smith street before.
Trying to get more info about 86 tram, stumbled across this site.
Not sure I want to go now!!
This song reminds me of a line from the Muppets band which says ‘we’re to hip even we dont know what our songs are about
Smooth tune chasps!….I play it to the olive trees… Up in Nth Victoria….now I have a bumper harvest!
Muppets were progressive huh?
I’d love to drizzle some of that hipster oil on my organic fillets.
Your song reminded me of this….