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Playlounge namecheck Black Flag with new ‘Dukowski’ song

Hear the latest cut to feature on Alcopop! and Dog Knights Productions’ split release.

Playlounge namecheck Black Flag with new ‘Dukowski’ song

This week has been devoted to a four-part thriller of a split-release between labels Alcopop! and Dog Knights Productions. Every day this week - with the exception of tomorrow, where we’ll be getting withdrawal symptoms - we’ve been premiering a cut from the 12”, out this September. So far you’ve heard new cuts from Johnny Foreigner, Doe and Doctrines. Now it’s the turn of Playlounge.

On ‘Dukowski’, the London two-piece namecheck former Black Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski. It’s also a quick nod to Playlounge’s well-documented favourite band, William. They have a song called ‘Thomowski’. Go figure.

Like Playlounge’s finest moments, the track speeds by at a relentless speed, threatening to stampede into the distance before being cut off to a solitary three minutes. That’s the marker of these thrashers - they always leave you wanting more. “The song is about all the stuff I was going through last summer with and without relationships and weird friendships,” says Saam Watkins. He says it’s about “remembering the things you do like they’re a series of photographs and colours… about how I was kinda bummed about life but on the cusp of being super happy again - like for real, I could see it.”

Roxy Brennan - now of Joanna Gruesome - features on vocals. The split-release will be out proper on September 28th.

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