The Snuts have released their politically charged new single, Zuckerpunch. The track is the second taste of new music since their acclaimed, UK number 1-selling debut album, W.L., stormed the charts last year. The band are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to the album.
Premiered as Clara Amfo’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’, Zuckerpunch was produced by Detonate and Coffee. A probe into the detrimental effects of social media on society and it’s phycological impact, the track is the band at their finest; Introspective, raw, packed to the brim with groove and full of intent. Never content to stick within the box, the track sees the band continue to evolve both sonically and lyrically, following their ferocious, protest song Burn The Empire last year.
“Zuckerpunch’s broken beat aesthetic reminisces the sampled-up, 8-track golden age of pre-internet music,” Lead singer Jack Cochrane said of the track. “Lyrically, everything is derived from feelings of screen fatigue, social media burn out and an overwhelming sense of anxiety about the fast moving internet world that is becoming closer by the day a part of us. It depicts hard hitting messages around the more impactful pitfalls of social media, the internet enmass and the protection of your identity and privacy.”
“I’ve been trying to work out why, that at a time of pure satisfaction I feel the need to trawl social media for that extra dose of validation. Does it matter what I do on stage? Or more, what I do online?”
The Snuts are well and truly into their stride. With a chart-topping album under their belts and an arsenal of adoring fans up and down the country, these four lads from Whitburn, West Lothian, are well on their way to being one of the most vital bands of recent years.
Known for their raucous, sweat drenched shows, The Snuts are headed to Australia to play Splendour In The Grass festival this winter.