• RELEASE DATE /17 June 2020
  • LABEL /Cheersquad Records & Tapes
  • FORMAT /Digital single



Jekyll and Hyde is The Meanies‘ second single of their new album Desperate Measures.

Desperate Measures, slated for release on July 8th via Cheersquad Records and Tapes, marks the first studio album from the band since their victorious 2015 comeback record It’s Not Me, It’s You amassed a slew of standout album reviews across the country and reignited Australia’s longstanding love affair with the influential punk-rock outfit.

Desperate Measures is available for pre-order now via Cheersquad Records and Tapes on special translucent purple vinyl, classic black vinyl, CD and digitally ahead of its release on Wednesday 8 July. Pre-order here.

To Meanies frontman Link Meanie, latest single ‘Jekyll and Hide’ depicts a turbulent journey through the shit show of life, while a culture of nauseating superficiality parades on past.

“‘Jekyll and Hide’ is a story about riding a raft of shoddy construction down the river of life,” says Link.

“The river is a torrent of shit, blood and acid and constantly threatens the rafts integrity. To rub salt in the wound, Stepford people race past, laughing on their glistening jet skis and spraying you with the foetid contents. The hard wooden planks of the raft’s deck are the enemy of your screaming haemorrhoids. It’s a nice day though.”

Accompanying the track is another suitably-freakish animation by Link, only this time, what started as a spoof of a dated animal-pal adventure story fast transformed into a Lord of the Rings / Monty Python saga.

Music by L. McLennan.
Recorded at Hothouse Audio, St Kilda VIC Australia by Jez Giddings and Craig Harnath.
Mixed by Jez Giddings.
Produced by Link & Craig.
Mastered by John Ruberto at Mastersound.
Photos by Peter Wheeler Photography.
Art & Design by Ben Brown.