Review: Demob Happy – Divine Machines

Hailing from Newcastle and Brighton, Demob Happy have been making waves since their appearance from SXSW, with the highly anticipated launch of their latest single and accompanying video, titled ‘Run Baby Run’. This empowering track is a standout inclusion in their third studio album, ‘Divine Machines’, released through their new music label, Liberator Music. 

Demob Happy’s musical journey includes numerous tours across the United States, sharing stages with renowned acts such as Jack White, Band of Skulls, Royal Blood, and The Amazons. Their live performances have garnered praise and solidified their reputation as a band to keep an eye on. Their music has received significant airplay on BBC1, with support from Clara Amfo, further boosting their recognition. Additionally, they had the honour of opening the main stage at Reading & Leeds Festival.

Throughout the album there is a relentless energy that resonates throughout each track. A mixture of gritty guitar riffs, pulsing drums and infectious melodies that have you coming back for more. Demob Happy seamlessly blends elements of alternative rock with a sci-fi-inspired sound that transports listeners to another dimension, establishing a unique sonic identity that distinguishes them from their peers. Their lyrics are poetic and relatable, inviting listeners to reflect upon their own lives.

Demob’s latest album is a testament to their growth and evolution as a band, solidifying their position as ones to watch this year. 

You can find their upcoming tour dates here and stream their latest album here.

By Jamila Woodley