Release Date: 13/09/2019
Sick Joy have shared their new single, ‘Vibe Sucker’. The release comes alongside the announcement of their new EP, Them Days, which will be released on September 13th via SO Recordings, and an extensive headline tour with dates throughout October and November.
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With a relentlessly driving rhythm propelling the track, ‘Vibe Sucker’ builds through gritty verses into infectiously anthemic choruses evocative of an angsty, self-affirming mantra. “Its just a universally personal chant of frustration at a whole bunch of stuff,” says singer and guitarist Mykl. “Everyone knows that shit.”
‘Vibe Sucker’ is the second track to be taken from the band’s upcoming EP Them Days, following the release of ‘Shoot Your Lover’ earlier in the year to support from Radio 1, 6Music and Radio X. “It’s all in its name,” explains Mykl. “All of the songs were written around the same time, a period of a few months, which was kind of heavy but defining. They’re all hashed together parts of things that were going on around and how they effected myself, the other guys, the band, everything really.
“All of the artwork across the releases are from the walks I took at night to just take in some real life and breathe. A lot of the lyrics and stuff were written on those walks so it’s like a tour of its infancy. We had a space we played in and the songs came together properly up there too so each step of it coming together was really segregated from everything else.
“We went back up north to record and got a house too. We all lived together with our producer too and just lived it. We tried not to care about being a 3-piece band and just wanted to make a good record that we really dug. Something that was different from what we normally are but that we still enjoyed. I’m really proud of it and I can look back on everything that went into making it both good and bad, and be happy. That’s the whole point really.”
Shoot Your Lover