Demob Happy – Young & Numb review

After their critically acclaimed debut single, Succubus, dropped last year (which our own Kelly Ronaldson checked out here), Brighton quartet Demob Happy have set themselves up to release their next offering, Young & Numb later this year, via their very own Milk Parlour records. The announcement of this single accompanies their upcoming UK and Europe dates (below), which are currently shaping up to be highly promising.

Although the track’s title might hint at lyrics revolving around a hedonistic stoner manifesto, the meaning laced into them is far from it; “It’s my frustration about the fact that no one is willing to step out of line at a time when we think our freedoms are greater than ever before, when actually our personal freedoms of expression aren’t. It’s about how no one wants to have an opinion anymore,” frontman Matt Marcantonio explains.

The single, which you can stream below, holds more than a hint of similarity to Nirvana, particularly In BloomYoung & Numb also nods its head to QOTSA and the beginnings of Kings Of Leon, but the band are in no way defined by these influences. They’ve taken them on and wound them in to make a track that demands a fiery live show to accompany it, but this single alone makes them one to watch, with a fantastic stop-start close that undoubtedly leaves you wanting more.

LIVE DATES:

March

23rd – Video Cafe, Gent
24th – Posten, Odense
25th – Musikcaféen Huset, Copenhagen
26th – Grüner Jäger, Hamburg
27th – Comet Club, Berlin
29th – The Louisiana, Bristol
30th – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
31st – Art Club, Liverpool

April

1st – Bar Bloc, Glasgow
3rd – Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
4th – Stockton Calling (daytime performance)
4th – Independent, Sunderland (evening performance)
8th – Think Tank, Newcastle
9th – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds
10th – Rocking Chair, Sheffield
11th – Chameleon, Nottingham
13th – The Basement, York
14th – The New Adelphi, Hull
15th – The Cookie, Leicester
17th – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford
18th – The Oakford Social, Reading (Festival)
22nd – The Boileroom, Guildford
23rd – The Lexington, London
24th – The Haunt, Brighton

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