Glaswegian punks release lyric video for current single Under The Surface alongside tour announcement.
Baby Strange have announced a clutch of headline dates across the UK in May. Vocalist/guitarist Johnny Madden says, “We can not wait to get back out on the road to play some of our favourite cities. We’ll be playing some new songs that we’re buzzing for people to hear. There will be some very exciting supports on the bill, too. It’s going to be a fun tour.” The live shows come ahead of the band’s second album, which is due to land in summer 2022 via Icons Creating Evil Art. More news soon.
The hypnotic, Under The Surface, the latest single from the Glasgow indie-punks, dropped a couple of weeks back. Now, the band have just revealed the lyric video. It followed on from the surprise drop of Midnight at the strike of midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Under The Surface sets the tone for this new era for Baby Strange. The track is mesmerising in its emphatic delivery with an impeccable blend of anthemic melody, melancholic riffs and a huge chorus. It will no doubt spark some riotous sing-alongs on the band’s forthcoming tour dates. Madden notes: “Under The Surface is a song about feeling trapped and wanting to find a way out of whatever is holding you back. It’s about paranoia, dark thoughts and the need to get over them. It’s a powerful song for me. Writing it was a total release. When we finished it in the studio, I felt a weight was lifted from my shoulders.”
There is an underlying rawness to the energy sewn deep into the fabric of Glasgow that Baby Strange has harnessed with an unrelenting force. 2021’s Land of Nothing EP showed versatility in their songwriting and saw the band flowing between straight-up punk rock anthems like More! More! More! through to the bass-driven post-punk dynamics of There’s Something There. It propelled Baby Strange to a mammoth headline tour of the UK towards the end of the year, which saw them packing out venues up and down the country.
Last year was just a taste of the new era of Baby Strange. This year they’re set to show the world exactly what they’ve got.
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