Because we all need a bit of grunge in our lives, right?
Demob Happy are bringing 2015’s version of the long haired moshing, glacial eye staring music style with their own far more energetic make-over. Less raucous guitar sound and lazy vocal delivery, more invigorating blaring in your face kind of grunge. And we’re all over it.
Even more charmingly so, Demob Happy stand by their DIY grassroots. Starting with humble beginnings, playing out the back of the “Demobilise” in the early days, the customised bus allowed the four-piece to host and play impromptu street gigs around Brighton. Whilst also helping to open the creative space of Nowhere Man (the cafe/recording space/music venue type thing), Demob Happy are all about creating platforms for fellow musicians.
Sticking to this ethos, the band released their debut album earlier this year, Dream Soda, and played tracks including the popular ‘Succubus’, ‘Suffer You’ and ‘Junk DNA’ to a packed out venue, rapturous applause and a continuously dancing crowd. With their effortless combination of grungy driven riffs, gravelly vocals, and melodic backbone, Demob Happy looked every bit the part as they played their confident and confrontational set. We’re expecting big things from the boys in 2016.
(Also, any gig with a mob of teenage fans swarmed at the front, arms flailing in abandonment, chanting back every word and glacially overcast eyes oggling the lead singer, is a sign for a band doing something right, right?!)