Looking good at Reading Festival on Sunday. Hard-hitting two-piece SONS will bring their raw post-punk fuzz to the #JackRocks This Feeling stage. Dropping on DIY label Till Deaf Do Us Party as a tote bag DL bundle, their new single ‘Zealot’ is out tomorrow. Supported by the likes of Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart on BBC Radio 1, Alex Baker on Kerrang! the single’s politiclaly charged visuals were premiered by Clash, who called the song “a righteous DIY anthem.”
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“It’s a righteous DIY anthem” CLASH
“This is raw, angry, real post punk noise for fans of Slaves and Nirvana” GIGSLUTZ
Hard hitting two-piece SONS are back to give us another dose of their raw post-punk fuzz with their new single ‘Zealot’, dropping on 25th August via London DIY label Till Deaf Do Us Party.
Fusing face melting noise and relentless attitude, with influences spanning from Slaves, Blood Red Shoes and No Age to Death From Above 1979 and Lighting Bolt, the Brighton duo take the timeless but sometimes limited power duo dynamic and throw away the rulebook, adding an amount of sheer velocity, energy and volume to an already towering sound.
Following on highly-praised singles; the Radio X and Virgin Radio playlisted ‘Reptiles’ and ‘A Love Song?’, anticipation has been steadily building for their upcoming EP due for release in Autumn. Fresh from playing this year’s Great Escape Festival and Camden Rocks, the duo has seen growing support across key radio shows including Radio X’s John Kennedy, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, Kerrang Radio and BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson culminating with a live session on John Kennedy’s X-Posure.
Talking about the song, the band explains: “is about rising up and pushing for changes using your voice. Stand up to the powers that be, don’t just take it, shout at them, whatever you know is right, don’t give up until you’re heard.” Their anti-establishment underscores the raw nature of UK grassroots post-punk and the new wave of youth discontent that the group’s music was born from.
Comprised of brothers Lee on guitars and vocals and Nick Meldrum on drums, SONS are known for their high-octane live shows; an electrifying two-man jam of satisfying noise, combining monstrous guitars riffs drenched in distortion with explosive drums. The exact method of achieving such a full force of sound is closely guarded, but is obvious the duo to give the two-piece format their own unique slant.
Having already notched up memorable live performances including Tramlines Festival opening party in Sheffield, Mark Beaumont Presents, Camden Rocks and The Great Escape, the band will play the ‘Jack Rocks’ This Feeling stage at Reading Festival 2017.
Built around direct lyrics, and a DIY attitude, ‘Zealot’ is a fitting example of the new generation of UK rock bands, proving their output is as refined and relevant as it is rough and ready.