Nostalgia’s no bad thing. I like remembering how I felt when I first heard Nirvana, how excited I was to hear the new Lemonheads record, and “how cool is the new Weezer video??” I was reminded of this when listening to new single ‘Wash it Down’ by Demob Happy; four Brighton lads channelling 90’s grunge. Loud heavy guitars, addictive chorus and a witty video with a trippy Spike Jonze DIY feel to it.
The more I listened, the more I loved it. I’ll admit this is partly because of the 90’s memories it produced but it got me excited to hear their debut album, Dream Soda, released in October on SO Recordings. Dream Soda; a concept album, features ‘sci-fi inspired sounds’ and ‘dystopian messages’. The idea behind this feeding into Demob’s music. I’m hooked!
Fresh from playing this month’s Reading & Leeds festival, championed by XFM and BBC Radio 1, they seem to be on the right road to success. The band are about to embark on a UK tour and I for one will be there, creating new memories of grunge, albeit for an anti-utopian hour (or so).
Review by Jo Overfield
Demob Happy’s debut album ‘Dream Soda’ is released on 2nd October via SO Recordings, followed by tour dates at the following venues:
11th – Electric Ballroom (w/ The Districts)
December (headline UK tour)
2nd – Bodega, Nottingham
3rd – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
4th – Gullivers, Manchester
5th – Broadcast, Glasgow
7th – Start The Bus, Bristol
8th – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
9th – 100 Club, London
11th – The Haunt, Brighton
Watch the video for ‘Wash It Down’: