If GANG frontman Eric Tormey is to be believed, we (that’s all of us) “are all dying, right now”. At least that’s the message he sounds at the beginning of the band’s latest 7″ single. Wonderfully macabre and delightfully sludgy; ‘Dead’ is a powerful journey through noise rock and post punk fuzz. You can hear the track, below.
The whole thing was inspired by an anxiety-riddled epiphany, as singer and guitarist Tormey explains;
“A cold, universal light leaked through my skull as I drowned in anxiety, showing me the insignificance of human struggle. We are self-aggrandising bacteria on the surface of a rock floating in a huge, mostly empty space. Anything we do or think is inconsequential, and there is only one outcome. One day our earth will be gone, any trace of anything anyone has ever known will be gone. There will be no rights or wrongs, no alternate paths. All the glorious and tragic events of humanity will compress into one finite moment. At first this prospect terrified me. I lay quivering on the floor until the following morning, holding my mother’s hand while my father proclaimed that I “had probably had some bad speed”. As the days, weeks and months passed I developed a sense of clarity. I realised that to focus on what’s important in one’s life is all there is to do. Don’t be governed by petty desires that are thrust upon you. You don’t need wealth, or love, or sex, or fame, or recognition. Look inside yourself and see what it is you desire. Anything else is fool’s play”
‘Dead’ forms a the band’s new double A side 7″ (along with the track ‘Enough Nothing’), due for release on November 25th, via Ra-Ra Rok Records. Pre-order, here.
The band will also be playing a series of shows throughout the rest of 2016, including a single launch show at The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch, London on December 3rd. See dates, below
GANG OCT/NOV/DEC 2016
18/10 – Birthdays, London w/ Baby In Vain
04/11 – Boston Arms, London w/ Wand
05/11 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds w/ Wand
06/11 – Hope and Ruin, Brighton w/ Wand
03/12 The Old Blue Last, London (single launch show)