Channelling the late 70s CBGB’s era of New York city’s punk rock scene, Glasgow two-piece Bad Mannequins are preparing to unveil their raucous sound to a new generation. Their debut EP Deny Til U Die Part I is set for release via Triple Denim on 2nd June 2017.
Ahead of the EP’s release, Bad Mannequins have shared new track Buzz Killer Skinny Gene, which premiered on The Revue and is now available to stream via the band’s Soundcloud page.
The first of a three part EP trilogy, Deny Til U Die Part I contains radio friendly tunes combined with a garage rock attitude, as Bad Mannequins press their steel toe capped boots firmly on the throats of modern music; melding an in your face punk rock sound with tongue in cheek lyrics, creating a fun, hook-laden four track record. Semi-autobiographical and aiming barbs at the music scene in general, Deny Til U Die Part I gives the sense of a band who don’t take themselves too seriously, without losing their ability to create highly technical garage rock tunes. Opening track and forthcoming single I Hate You, encapsulates everything that Bad Mannequins have to offer: killer riffs are accented by metronomic, pounding drum beats, fuzz-filled vocals are delivered at break neck speed and all rounded off neatly with the obligatory hand clap.
Comprised of Ross Hamilton (lead vocals, guitar) and Jamie McGrory (drums, vocals), the duo formed after having been in a previous band together. Combining their efforts to write songs collaboratively, they realised they were creating something that was a huge departure from what they had been used to, and they loved it. Taking inspiration from the likes of Electric Six, The Hives, Television, Ramones and B-52s, the second song they ever wrote was immediately picked up by US TV show Limitless with their track ‘No Easy Way Out’ being used in the opening moments of the first episode. Since then, the band have written a trilogy of EP’s, which they will release over the course of this year, with a number of gigs planned to coincide with each release.
Deny Til U Die Part I by Bad Mannequins is set for release on 2nd June 2017 via Triple Denim.