Our days in lockdown may seem monotonous at times, but garage punk band PLAY DEAD are about to bring some energy and mischief to you! Now signed to Blitzcat Records, their debut single ‘Whitstable’ is due for release this Friday. Read on for a cheeky pre-release review!
Garage punk trio PLAY DEAD are new on the music scene. Based in Hernie Hill, teenagers Joe Blair (vocals), Ollie Clarke (bass, backing vocals) and Louis Englefield (drums) bonded over their love of punk bands such as The Chats, IDLES and Blik. This trio is energised about social commentary – and having a really good time of course.
At a time where we all need something to get moving to, ‘Whitstable’ is a punk-fueled and societal look at life at the seaside. It’s gritty and rebellious, but also positively fun! With its rolling drum beats and growling guitars, ‘Whitstable’ takes its course through a mix of singing and spoken word, citing The Streets’ Mike Skinner as inspiration. With its upbeat demeanor, this track can take you back to simpler times. Especially if you like sitting at the beach with a beer in your hand.
The punk genre has soared over the past few years. Bands like IDLES, Parquet Courts and FEET have shown that there is an appetite for music like this. And PLAY DEAD, with their imminent single ‘Whitstable’, can definitely take their coveted place in this thrilling, spirited and evolving scene.
The band have a second single releasing this summer, along with a full album arriving towards the end of the year. There is lots to look forward to with this band, so watch this space. And be sure to check out ‘Whitstable’ this Friday – right here!
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