“This song is the perfect track to decrown the patriarchy to. At the heart of it, it’s a song about feminine rage but it’s truly for anyone who knows all too well that burning in the centre of your chest that makes you want to scream and cry but if you start you might never stop. For anyone spoken down to, belittled and overlooked. Get angry, let loose and scream like a banshee,” says Maisie (vocals).
The accompanying music video, directed by Aaran Mckenzie of While She Sleeps, sees Maisie being trapped in other worlds, transported to various locations which she reclaims. These spaces are centred around scenarios often deemed “unsafe” specifically for women, e.g. a dark city and secluded woods.“We wanted to create spectacular visuals for this track, incorporating supernatural and sci-fi elements, whilst having a very clear core message,” says Lewis (guitar, backing vocals).
Lewis and Maisie began writing songs in the back of a Cake Shop in Sheffield before they cut their teeth winning over diverse crowds, from old punks at Hardcore shows to young couples in Tapas restaurants, with their huge pop hooks, melancholic guitars, and earnest emotion.
The band embrace not fitting in, which resonates with their fan base and has built an organic community. The genre-melting ensemble use gigs as a space to welcome those that don’t belong anywhere else, and to celebrate the darker side of people; in one big therapeutic party.
With a DIY North American Tour under their belt, the UK band have been building a universe through their music videos, selling out shows, and getting added to playlists like ‘Pop Punk Generation’, ‘Emo Anthems‘, ‘Underground Mixtape’ and ‘All New Rock’.
The upcoming ´Songs To Fight The Gods To’ EP, out 13 October via Silent Cult Records, was recorded with Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Boston Manor) at The Ranch Studios. The 5 new tracks cover topics of decrowning the patriarchy, the uncertainty of destiny, and rallying against a capitalist hellscrape, and embrace influences from 2000s Emo, such as My Chemical Romance and Paramore, to the 808 beats and synth elements of hip-hop and EDM production. Also heavily influenced by ancient mythology and narratively, the EP follows the journey of one person’s battle at a fabled mountain, to stand face to face and destroy their gods.