DEMOB HAPPY Announce ‘Wash It Down’ for August 14th via SO Recordings – First single taken from their forthcoming debut album

July 6, 2015




Announce ‘Wash It Down’ for August 14th via SO Recordings

First single taken from their forthcoming debut album

“…a festering and ferocious trip – the Guardian

This Brighton bunch have established themselves as one of the UKs best new bands. – DIY

“A filthy opening statement … Sleep on Demob Happy at your peril.” NME 8/10


“‘Young & Numb’ is a kick in the spine and a certain breath of fresh air.” – Best Fit

“Tongue firmly in cheek, but the music is deadly serious!” – Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1


“The gutter, the gulley, THE GIRTH!” –  Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1

Following their critically acclaimed ‘Succubus’ single and Young & Numb EP, Brighton’s rising garage rock force Demob Happy assert themselves as one of the UK’s most exciting new bands with ‘Wash It Down’, the roaring first single to be taken from their forthcoming debut album.

Speaking of his inspirations for ‘Wash It Down’, frontman Matt Marcantonio adds,

“Our musicians used to give a shit about the working class because they were working class. Now all we get is trust fund rockers who don’t wanna upset daddy’s profits. It’s become too difficult to talk about change and navigate the ‘fuck the government’ cliché minefield without sounding like a dick.

Shit punk and bad reggae turned protest songs into a tactless embarrassment. That crap makes my skin crawl, It’s a waste of good intention. So instead we get faux sentimental recycled denial pop because most musicians don’t wanna risk upsetting someone, or their lives are already too cushy to care, so it’s left up to our pampered MPs and prostitute ‘experts’ to peddle the same old elite favouring bull shit. 

Apathy has been encouraged. The working class has been conditioned to shut up and censor themselves with first school style clever kid resent. The market demands lowest common denominator weekend-lifestyle yolo garbage pop. We’re not really into in all that.”


Produced by the band and their long-time studio aide Christoph Skirl, ‘Wash It Down’ was recorded in A=432hz for maximum auditory gratification and vibratory entrainment, before turning to Anthony Theaker (Pulled Apart By Horses, The Horrors, Toy) for mixing duties. The band will release ‘Wash It Down’ this August 14th via SO Recordings as the first single from their forthcoming debut album, due later this year.

Following a sold-out headline show at The Haunt to close their mammoth UK April tour, and packed out shows across this year’s Great Escape Festival, the quartet have just come off the road from a stint through Europe supporting Death From Above 1979. Recently taking a double page spread in DIY Magazine, warning their brutal sound as “readying a 2015 dominance”, their grunge prowess has also been heralded by the likes of the Guardian’s Single Of The Week, dubbing them a “joyride through rock’s sleazier back alleys”, with the NME awarding their Young & Numb EP an 8/10 review.

Demob Happy are: Matt Marcantonio (lead vocals, bass), Mathew Renforth (guitar, backing vocals), Adam Godfrey (guitar, backing vocals) and Thomas Armstrong (drums and vocals).

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