Brighton indie punks GENDER ROLES have released a video for their new single ‘Hey With Two Whys’, the second from their debut album, PRANG, which is set for release on 30th August via Big Scary Monsters. The track was championed as Rockest Record on the Radio 1 Rock Showlast night, where Daniel P. Carter played it twice.
Check out the video for ‘Hey With Two Whys’ here: https://youtu.be/7tvxXSShJdI
Following previous single ‘You Look Like Death’, which has seen support from the Radio 1 Rock Show, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Radio X’s John Kennedy, Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker, Amazing Radio and more, ‘Hey With Two Whys’ continues to deliver the band’s catchy hooks and uplifting melodies, whilst offering a glimpse into their quirky sense of humour.
“This next single ‘Hey With Two Whys’ is one that definitely stood out to all of us when we were recording it, we really love playing it live as well, it seems to be quite a ‘boogie’ tune,” explains guitarist/vocalist Tom Bennett. “We spent a few days travelling through Europe and spending any spare time having fun behind a camera. Then we ended up with a video.
Concluding on a thoughtful note, he adds: “Success is on a personal scale and if you stay true to your roots, you’ll always feel like a winner.”
GENDER ROLES recently announced their PRANG UK headline tour, check them out on the following dates:
02/10 – Norwich, Open
03/10 – London, Boston Music Room
04/10 – Southampton, Heartbreakers
05/10 – Bristol, Rough Trade
06/10 – Nottingham, Rough Trade
07/10 – Glasgow, Attic
08/10 – Sheffield, Record Junkee
09/10 – Liverpool, Kazimier
10/10 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
11/10 – Portsmouth, The Wave Maiden
14/10 – Guildford, Boileroom
Purchase tickets here: http://genderrolesuk.com
The band are also confirmed for the following dates this summer:
20/07 – Birmingham, Flapper Fest
17/08 – ArcTangent Festival
Forming after a chance initial meeting at drummer Jordan Lilford‘s Brighton Pride party in 2015, GENDER ROLES, also consisting of guitarist/vocalist Tom Bennett and bassist Jared Tomkins, found that Brighton’s DIY scene was the ideal hub to cut their teeth and allow themselves to grow as a band. The inspiration and ethos they could draw on in those early days has been integral to the act they’ve become.
While the coastal city remains the band’s home, it cannot be said to have contained them. Gigging throughout Europe and the States, packing out tents at festivals such as 2000 Trees, and sharing the stage with heroes from Jamie Lenman to Touche Amore and Pup, GENDER ROLES have built on those early foundations to amass a growing fanbase, drawn to their melodic grunge/punk and dry, candid sense of humour.
Documenting that growth have been the band’s two EPs released so far, 2017’s Planet X-Ray and 2018’s Lazer Rush. While the theme for those EPs was “overcoming the past and looking forward to the future together”, the new, debut album, PRANG, focuses on much more immediate issues, even if it did come from a particularly happy place for GENDER ROLES.
“There was never really a concept discussed until we really started stockpiling a lot of new material. It’s really hard to try and express any other thought other than ‘everything is great’ when everything is actually going great. We were in such a good place as a new band throughout 2017 and 2018 and you can’t just sing about being stoked all the time, because it’s boring. One of the first songs we wrote for the album, “Always”, is about losing someone very close and it sort of occurred that it’s difficult, no matter when it happens in your life. Most problems we face in life are at home, either growing up, raising a family, trying to become one, being alone, whatever it is. The idea grew from there and became the theme of the whole album”.
Pre-order PRANG here: https://bsm.rocks/prangout
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