“I do believe we have an early contender for 2019’s album of the year.”- Apathy & Exhaustion
“…emotionally-driven alt-punk that can’t be ignored.”- Already Heard
“(The) songs that make up ‘Never Better’ mostly deal with feelings of self-doubt, regret and self-deprecation. You know, the stuff good punk rock songs are made of.”- Punkrocktheory
“…perfectly crafted punk rock songs about love, loss and regret that will have you singing yourself hoarse whilst breaking your heart. The Burnt Tapes, are the best band in the UK. “- *Colin’s Punk Rock World*
“While it’s easy to compare Burnt Tapes to the Wonder Years, or Transit, Samiam, or Boston Manor, the truth is they stand out well on their own.”- Sound The Sirens
“The track’s gritty tone weaves through reflective cleans and bursting hooks. “- New Noise Magazine
London punk/emo 4-piece Burnt Tapes have dropped the new single “Little Sister” (Ft. Hermione Greenwood of Creeper) via Wiretap Records (US) and Lockjaw Records (UK/EU).
Lead vocalist and guitarst Phil L. says, “Little Sister is our first song in almost 3 years. It’s a song set to the backdrop of the 2021 COVID lockdowns and tells a very personal tale of loneliness, depression, and family. At a stage where helplessness had taken over and the end was near in my head, my little sister was there for me, took me in, and saved me in many ways. So the song is a tribute to her, to all those close to us who have been there when the days were dark, and a reminder that we don’t have to and should never suffer in silence.
From the get go, we wanted to get a guest vocalist on the track to in many ways represent my sister singing alongside me. We recorded this track at the incredible Ranch Studios, where Creeper have recorded in the past and we were lucky enough that Hannah heard the song, liked it and agreed to come on board. We’re huge fans, and it’s come out better than we could have imagined, so stoked to have made it happen.”
Burnt Tapes will be playing a series of Florida shows around their upcoming appearance at The Fest later this month. See dates below.
About Burnt Tapes:
Members of Burnt Tapes have known each other since they were teenagers, having grown up together in Athens, Greece before settling in London, and forming the band in 2014. Their gruff hook laden sound has drawn comparisons to bands like Hot Water Music, Jawbreaker and The Lawrence Arms.
In the last three years they have played almost 200 shows across the UK and Europe, supporting bands like Nothington, Red City Radio, Get Dead, Timeshares, GBH, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Penske File & The Bombpops.
The band have also made several festival appearances (EU/UK) including Manchester Punk Fest, El Topo Goes Loco, Book Yer Ane Fest, Washed Out Fest, Summer in October Fest, Might As Well Fest and Rebellion Fest. The band embarked on multiple tours playing across 9 countries.