snake eyes announce debut EP ‘skeletons’
set for release 09 October via Failure By Design
Release new single ‘wishbone’
snake eyes’ ebullient mix of punk, grunge and brit-pop propels the band through brand new single ‘wishbone’, released via Failure By Design Records, complete with trippy music video.
Guitarist and vocalist Jim Heffy says “Wishbone was a pretty early idea I think. It has that energy of bands I really dig like The Computers or Metz and came to me pretty quick. It’s about people expecting things to happen without actually working for it. I suppose I was saying that things don’t just fall in your lap. If you want something, put the bloody work in!”
The new single is a colossal exploration for snake eyes’ and the perfect introduction to the chaos they craft. The hard-hitting audacious composition keeps you on your toes, dynamic and disastrous. Let alone the monumental wall of sound that’s instantly created from this act, the drum fills are enough to blow you away.
The track will feature on snake eyes’ debut EP ‘skeletons’, which is set for release 09 October via Failure By Design.
Heffy says of its conception and completion: “‘skeletons’ was basically my first proper shot at songwriting. I didn’t want to overthink or over-write parts. The objective was to make a record that’s fun but honest, written with a “shoot from the hip” attitude. As cliché as it sounds, being our first release I wanted ‘skeletons’ to really show the bare bones (no pun intended) of the band. We ended up making the record between my bedroom and Thomas’ attic as I wanted the EP to feel as DIY as the songs. It ended up being a pretty fun and personal process. It’s always great playing music but it’s even better when you get to do it with your best mates.”
Aptly referring to their sound as “Grit pop”, the south coast trio are only just getting started, having played but one debut live show before lockdown kicked in and having released their debut single ‘don’t worry’, which is also on the forthcoming EP, just weeks ago. They’ve been busy though, also filming a live version of the debut single in the beaming sunshine of Hastings. Drummer Thomas Coe-Brooker has also been hard at work conceiving and bringing to life the visual elements.
The very first song Heffy wrote for the band, ‘don’t worry’ has already enjoyed support from the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, Planet Rock Radio, BBC Music Introducing in the South and Alex Baker at Kerrang! Radio.