Having treated us to the raucous brilliance of their debut Deny Til U Die Part 1 earlier this year, Glasgow duo Bad Mannequins are back with the first taste of the second instalment of their EP trilogy. Double Denim, the first single to be taken from the forthcoming EP, is out now via Triple Denim and available to to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.
Channelling the late ‘70s CBGB’s era of New York city’s punk rock scene, Double Denim is another racing slice of energy-fuelled glory. As pummelling beats thrash alongside swirling blues-laden riffs and scuzzy vocals, the track’s propelled into a fun, frenzied, hook-laden cacophony. With shades of the likes of The Von Bondies or Electric Six, the duo have created their own unique brand of in-your-face punk, with tongues firmly in cheeks and bodies seriously ready to rock out.
Comprised of Ross Hamilton (lead vocals, guitar) and Jamie McGrory (drums, vocals), the duo formed after having been in another 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 The Hives, Television, Ramones and B-52s, they have previously received praise from the likes of BBC 6 Music, The Revue, Fred Perry Subculture and Team Rock Magazine, as well as their track ‘No Easy Way Out’ being featured on US TV show Limitless.
Double Denim is another dose of killer garage rock from Bad Mannequins. Buy it now on iTunes or stream the track on Spotify.