People usually flail connotations to the seaside around in a field of lexical peace and numb euphoria; however, Brighton’s latest musical offering couldn’t be further away from the feelings of fun in the sun. Demob Happy combine a dark atmosphere with more than a dose of energy and a fair amount of angst to accompany.
Having already making a mark on the music scene, Demob Happy are back to leave a harsher imprint on the ears of their listeners with their latest EP, Young & Numb, due for release on Record Store Day.
The title track begins with a weighty amount of fuzz, flowing along with the heavy drawl of the vocals, before bursting into life and volleying it on the way back down. The track (as well as the EP as a whole), holds similarities with many of the hard-hitting bands of the current scene, such as the early productions of Queens Of The Stone Age and the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses and, everyone’s favourite new duo, Slaves.
The EP refuses to let you return to your comfort zone at any point, with the relentless beat and pace of tracks such as ‘Fizz’ to thank for this. Though, it must be said, your comfort zone is the last place you want to be right now. The four tracks continuously pump adrenaline-filled energetic riffs and beats – that were all recorded live – straight into your head and deep inside your mind, planting the seed. Remember the name –
Young And Numb is out 18 April. Find out more about Demob Happy here.