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.
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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)