DEMOB HAPPY share mind-melting new video for ‘Wash It Down’ | First single from debut album to be released August 14th‏

August 7, 2015


Share new music video for ‘Wash It Down’

First single from forthcoming debut album due August 14th via SO Recordings

Brighton’s Demob Happy immortalise the cut-throat garage-rock of their forthcoming single across rich kaleidoscopic-hues in a mind-altering new music video for ‘Wash It Down’. Set for release on August 14th via SO Recordings as the first cut to feature on the band’s debut album, due later this year.

With lyrical ideals rooted in the firm rejection of, “trust fund rockers who don’t wanna upset daddy’s profits” churning out “lowest common denominator weekend-lifestyle yolo garbage pop”, the music video sees Demob Happy venturing to new-fangled and mind-mulching psychedelic territories.

It’s about some cosmic lizard wizards brewing up Dream Soda syrup as the televisual sex machine sedates our frontal lobes,” frontman Matt Marcantonio explains.

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 music video was filmed, directed and lysergically-soaked by Katia Ganfield.

After taking “a joyride through rock’s sleazier back alleys” with their Guardian Single Of The Week approved debut track ‘Succubus’ in late 2014, Demob Happy started their year dubbed a band “readying a 2015 dominance” by DIY Magazine, selling out headline shows at Brighton’s The Haunt and London’s Lexington to close their last UK tour, and packing out gigs across this year’s Great Escape Festival. Last month the NME welcomed ‘Wash It Down’ as no exception to their fierce title of delivering “some of the most riff-heavy songs of recent years”, and has also been championed by the likes of The Independent, Best Fit, The 405, BBC Radio 1 and XFM.

Following a recent stint through Europe supporting Death From Above 1979, Demob Happy will soon announce a UK headline tour for December 2015. Until then, catch them live on the dates below.

Live Dates

August 15thPlatzhirsch Festival, Duisburg, Germany
September 5thThe Clapham Grand, London w/ UNKLE (Eddie Temple Morris’ Psychedelia Smithsonian)
September 23rdLoppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
October 22ndStroomhuis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
October 24thLet’s Get Lost Festival, Zwolle, Netherlands


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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