A two minute cacophony of corrosive riffs, breakneck beats and direct vocals, Essex-based punks Suspects have shared their latest single ‘Ring Fingers Blues’. Released via Southend-based independent label Cool Thing Records, the track is an abrasive, anti-love anthem that acknowledges the frustrations that come with navigating a toxic relationship, and what it feels like to face up to its inevitable dissolution.
With a sound that’s influenced by Queens Of The Stone Age and Turnstile, Suspects have received support from the likes of Radio 1, Radio X and Amazon Music over the past few years. Formed of guitarist & vocalist Thomas Prescott, drummer James May and bassist Joey Halamandres, the band have worked with producer Thomas Mitchener (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Gallows, The Futureheads, Asylums) once again to create their new heavy-hitting single.
Following on from their 2022 release ‘Wasted Precious Time’ – four minutes of unfiltered, cathartic despondency that saw them try to make sense of a world that feels like it’s constantly imploding around us – ‘Ring Finger Blues’ is another assault on the senses. Biting back at feelings of instability and regret, Prescott’s urgent lyrics cut through cymbal smashes and dense basslines, exploring the restless thoughts that manifest when you are “condemned to loving” someone who is ultimately not right for you.
Described as “a visceral journey into the disenfranchised world” of frontman Prescott, “full of riffs, rage and lyrical twists and turns,” ‘Ring Finger Blues’ is an emotionally charged, angst-ridden anthem.
Listen to the new track below.
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