Track Of The Day: CLT DRP – ‘Like Father’ (Sit Down Remix)

Having blown us away numerous times with both their incredible live show, and singles such as ‘Where The Boys Are’ and ‘Speak To My’, Brighton trio CLT DRP have now returned to blast into our ears with a seething new offering.

A magnificent, whirring electro-punk cacophony that addresses the complexities of family ties, ‘Like Father’ is propelled by propulsive, clattering beats and scuzzy, ferocious hooks providing the backdrop for the gritty angst-driven power of Annie Dorrett’s vocals. Driven by a swirling, impassioned energy, it oozes a poignant breathtaking force, showcased perfectly in this immense frenetic remix by fellow Brighton faves Sit Down.

Of the track, Dorrett explains:

“‘Like Father’ is the most heartfelt song on the album, although it might not sound like it through the shouting. I wrote this letter to my dad on the plane one time after I left Toronto, and instead of giving it to him, I put it in a song… I thought it would be nice to have a song with an honest kind of dialogue about how he continuously influences me in a good way, even if we don’t tell each other all that often. I find that when talking to a lot of my friends the majority have a difficult time opening and communicating with their fathers. Whether it’s their generation or just toxic masculinity it’s still interesting that there’s a bit of a common theme.”

 

Without The Eyes, the debut album from CLT DRP, is set for release in August.

Mari Lane 
@marimindles

Track Of The Day: CLT DRP – ‘Where The Boys Are’

Having completely blown us away playing for us live last year, Brighton-based CLT DRP have now announced that they will be releasing their debut album in May.

Taken from the album, ‘Where The Boys Are’ oozes the band’s immense raging passion in a seething blast of poignant, swirling electro-punk. An empowering anthem of self-realisation and new found confidence, with its breathtaking power it showcases CLT DRP’s ability to convey a pertinent message within an incredible, raging cacophony. Of the track, front-person Annie Dorrett explains:

It’s a love song to some of my favourite female artists, a big thank you to my mom for being such a powerhouse and lastly a big f*ck you to all the TERFS out there spreading hate. It’s also just a really playful song to perform with the band, you get a lot of different elements of our sound all jammed into one piece.”

Double A-Side ‘Where The Boys Are’/’Worth It’ is out 18th March. And CLT DRP’s upcoming debut album Without The Eyes is out 15th May via Small Pond Records. 

Mari Lane
@marimindles 

Photo Credit: Stewart Gardiner

Track Of The Day: DUCK – ‘C/Rage’

Following their poignant last single ‘Sirens’, and having wowed us with their colourful energy live at The Finsbury on more than one occasion, GIHE faves DUCK are back with another slice of playful, punk-fuelled noise-pop.

Dedicated to anyone who’s ever felt alienated by a closed-minded world, ‘C/Rage’ is fuelled by a driving sense of urgency, oozing a scuzzy electro-punk energy as impassioned vocals soar alongside eerie whirring hooks and propulsive beats. Another vibrant, and compelling, cacophony from the Sheffield/Leeds trio.

Of the track, the band explain:

The song is a queer howl of noise about feeling alone while growing up in a religious atmosphere.”

‘C/Rage’ is taken from DUCK’s upcoming new album There Are No Normal Conversations Any More, out 7th February on Hell Hath No Fury Records. 

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Track Of The Day: Feral Five – ‘EGO’

Having previously wowed us with their unique, vibrant live show at The Finsbury, and more recently this year at Cro Cro Land, London/Kent based duo Kat and Drew, aka Feral Five, have now shared an innovative new track.

A take down and take over of monster egos everywhere, ‘EGO’ is propelled by throbbing, pulsating beats and glitchy hooks alongside its buzzing chip tune sounds and part German lyrics. A disconcerting, whirring soundscape that builds to an ’80s inspired electro-punk anthem, oozing an immersive, driving energy and seductive allure. 

Listen to ‘EGO’ here:

 

The EGO launch show is on 29th September on the Tamesis Dock. Presented by ArtHertz at the Totally Thames Festival, it features Feral Five live, a live AV ambient set by Richard Norris (The Grid / Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve), and the Tamesis Trilogy I short film premiere – directed by Dennis Da Silva.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Photo Credit: Garry Hensey