New Music Of The Day: Demob Happy – ‘Dead Dreamers’

Somewhere between a naked run through a cacti field and the grubbiest of Josh Homme’s riffs, Brighton band Demob Happy pack a sinister, saw-toothed sound. The self-starting four-piece released debut album ‘Dream Soda’ back in 2015. The record somehow captures the audio equivalent of not washing your hands for five days during a festival, a terrifying collection of dirt and dust lining each of your fingernails.

‘Dead Dreamers’, the first grizzly taste of a new full-length, shows no signs of letting up on devilish intent. Frontman Matt Marcantonio is caught between crosshairs, chanting sarcastic “doo doos” sleazy, basement-dwelling riffs. There are hints of ‘Showbiz’-era Muse and pre-stadium Biffy Clyro. In other words, Demob Happy are rock giants in the making.

Dead Dreamers by TasteAndTone

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Watch Demob Happy play the following shows:

Old Blue Last, London (May 8) *

O2 Academy, Newcastle (May 15) **

O2 Academy, Bristol, (May 16) **

O2 Forum, London (May 18) **

Sound Control, Manchester (May 25) *

Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham (May 28) *

Green Door Store, Brighton (May 30) *

Camden Assembly, London (May 31) *

(* = w/ Gang of Youths, ** = w/ The Cribs)