Barbaric shoppers, reckless gamblers and critiques of the capitalist dream. These are just a few of the things that run rampant in the video for PETS soaring debut single, ‘If It’s For Sale’. Cash, it seems, rules everything around them.
The video is the first taster of Sam McCarthy’s new project PETS, a four-piece hailing from Portsmouth. McCarthy has already won plaudits for his songwriting expertise on Dagny’s ‘Backbeat’, which featured on her debut EP ‘Ultraviolet’ and on The Kooks’ last single ‘Creatures Of Habit’. While those songs seem like happy-go-lucky summer anthems, you’re probably more likely to hear ‘If It’s For Sale’ spilling out of a boombox at an Occupy movement rally – (You’ll wait in line, but what’s the cost?/You’ve a need to buy, we’re so lost). It’s a bold jumping off point, shooting for the stadiums for with a massive guitar riff and retaining an angry, political edge, too. Not bad company, there.
The group play the the Monarch in Camden this evening (Sep 15), with the song available to stream on all services from tomorrow.