The tape entitled 'Ego Death', is a collection of cheap chords, therapy sessions and strong looks. Crafted at the Trimboli homestead on a makeshift rehearsal space on the back porch, between the wire table setting and the twenty thousand litre water tank. The tape was recorded by sonic wizard Tom Spall (The Highbeamers) over two days behind a pizza shop in the heart of Adelaide. A product of their environment, the RWATSS sound is an amalgamation of school yard crushes on Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, mum's love of the 80s and a sullen understanding that everything is in chaos, all informed by the music of friends and the larger Australian indie scene of the last ten years.
Whilst the majority of the band are seasoned musicians, having been members of dozens of groups collectively, this marks co-songwriter Gordon-Smith's first foray adding a cautious naivety to the sound. 'Ego Death' is a journey of reflection and redemption, attempting to understand the chaos of everything and the self on a rock moving 67 000 miles around a ball of fire.