PUBLIC BODY share new single ‘Way, No Way’
Debut LP ‘Big Mess’ arriving June 9th via FATCAT RECORDS
Brighton’s frenetic art-rockers Public Body share brand new single ‘Way, No Way’, out now, marking the third reveal from the band’s debut LP ‘Big Mess’, out on June 9th via FatCat Records.
Joylessly gorging on TV (‘Way, No Way’), procrastinating (‘Break From Life’) and ‘saying the wrong thing’ (‘No Constraint’) are all vividly, gleefully skewered tracks from their upcoming record. Repetition and agitation are prized in the music of ‘Big Mess’, its world built from hypnotically repetitive bass-grooves, spidery guitar lines and violent synth stabs.
Detailing their latest effort, frontman Seb Gilmore explained: “I wrote ‘Way, No Way’ when I was isolating with covid for the first time. I decided to rewatch Friends, and cringed out at how tragic the men are. Being stuck at home reminded me of when I was younger living in a rural area with no transport links. Back then I also stayed home and binge watched TV and as result of my lack of movement, got really fat. The song title is actually the name of Ross and Chandler’s high school band. I thought it was a killer name so robbed it”.
Public Body continues to excite with the outfits’ latest release, immediately introducing the audience to this ferocious landscape, containing erratic signatures and intensive peaks, and their blunt yet charismatic lyrics. The energy this band conveys is remarkable, the ability to lace their vision with this immense hook and bounce that energy into the landscape and then onto the audience. Public Body just captures everyday life into their buoyant arrangements, another track so easy to marvel at the range of compelling traits this band explores and infuses into their work.
Public Body’s ‘Way, No Way’ is out now via FatCat Records and available on all digital platforms.
‘Big Mess’ – Tracklist
01 – Break From Life
02 – Way, No Way
03 – Driven By Data
04 – Dysfunction
05 – Crisp Wars
06 – Overcooked
07 – No Constraint
08 – Cathode Ray Tubes
09 – Mr Cats
10 – Age Of Junk
Public Body is Seb Gilmore (guitar, vocals), Thom Mills (drums), Tom Bacon (synths, backing vocals), Silke Blansjaar (bass), Luke Vosper (guitar, backing vocals)
6th May – Are You Listening? Festival, Reading
11th-13th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
13th July – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton
14th July – The George Tavern, London
15th July – Forum Basement, Tunbridge Wells
20th July – The Fly Tower, Sheffield
21st July – Crofters Rights, Bristol
22nd July – Projekts Skatepark, Manchester