‘Be Your Man’ is out now on SO Recordings, and sees the band in thunderous form. It’s also a bit of a taste of what we might expect from their next album, which they’ve been putting the finishing touches to alongside producer Ian Davenport (who’s worked with Band of Skulls and Gaz Coombes).
Speaking of the new track, frontman Matt Marcantonio explains: “The most important thing has been asking ourselves “what are we now?”. A lot has changed since the first album, in our heads and our situations, the things life brings. It was mutate or die… so we reset ourselves and just wrote what felt good.
“We could have compensated by adding more and more to make it bigger and bigger, but that’s a never-ending game of dick wagging tail chasing, and it’s not a game we play, so we did the opposite, and focussed in on harmony and swing, the stuff that excites us.
“It’s like The Beatles found peyote and fuzz pedals instead of acid and sitars. It’s exactly what we wanted it to be”.
The band have also announced a bunch of UK tour dates with Dinosaur Pile-Up, which will take place in November. Tickets are on sale now.
Listen to ‘Be Your Man’ and see Demob Happy’s upcoming tour dates with Dinosaur Pile-Up below.
02 Brighton, Hope and Ruin
03 London, The Garage
04 Manchester, Sound Control
06 Leeds, Brudenell
07 Glasgow, King Tuts
08 Birimgham, Mama Rouxs
09 Bristol, Exchange
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