ESCAPE THE FUTURE
DEBUT EP – ‘BIRTHDAY SUIT’
CYBER NOMAD RECORDS – 27TH JANUARY 2017
Southampton punks, Escape The Future are set to release their debut EP on Cyber Nomad Records on the 27th of January 2017.
The ‘Birthday Suit’ EP was recorded near Salisbury with engineer and producer Anthony Clark and then mastered with John Davis at Metropolis Studios. A joyous and infectious statement of intent, the EP features four tracks including the eponymous lead track; a gritty love song about a one-night stand and the dream of making it last forever and ‘Sorry Mum & Dad For Being Too Punk Rock’, an open apology to your parents for all the trouble caused and mistakes made; “I know I cheated and I nearly died but at least I f**king tried”
EP Track Listing:
01 ‘Birthday Suit’
02 ‘Drunk & Broke’
03 ‘South Coast Road’
04 ‘Sorry Mum & Dad For Being Too Punk Rock’
Barely out of their teens, the band were formed earlier this year by singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Wenman who was sick to death of Saturday night talent shows and the constant stream of manufactured pop served up by the mainstream. Recruiting like minded souls in the shape of Quack Corbett (Bass), Allan Varnfield (Drums) and Anthony Clark (Guitar), Escape The Future were born and have been steadily building an enthusiastic following of similarly disaffected youth at sold out local shows around the South Coast.
Influenced by the songwriting of Blink 182, Green Day, Sum 41 and Boxcar Racer and inspired by the music of Arctic Monkeys, Billy Bragg, Sex Pistols and Madness, the new four-piece mix inappropriate lyrics with heartfelt words that see them effortlessly move from deep love songs, to tongue in cheek, to songs about mental illness and politics.
Their fresh take and modern twist on punk and new wave sometimes recalls the energy of The Undertones and Buzzcocks, but they really sound like nothing else around right now and are set to launch into the new year – kicking and screaming!
Escape The Future are set to announce new live dates in the next few months, but in the meantime Joe Wenman will play solo shows in Southampton at Talking Heads on the 30th November with the legendary Richie Ramone and then at Pre Bar on the 15th of December.