Photo Credit: Todd McConnochie

Strange Cages Announce Debut Album Share High Octane + Lead Track ‘Dance Like An Alpha Male’

Today Brighton’s ​Strange Cages ​share news of their long-awaited debut album ​Pop Therapy, which will be released in collaboration with esteemed promoters and psych-rock connoisseurs ​Acid Box ​on the ​13th of September​. Listen here

Opening with a blistering guitar riff, chaotic drums and a taunting bass line,​‘Dance Like An Alpha Male’​is a punchy amalgamation of wiry post-punk and hypnotic garage-rock. Dropping down the intensity for the verse, front man ​Charlie McConnochie​’s unhinged vocals echo a disgruntled ​Lias Saoudi​, of ​Fat White Family​, before building right back up into an abrasive explosion of guitar work. With shamanic chants leading the track through an unexpectedly eerie middle 8, ​‘Dance Like An Alpha Male’ ​will take you places that you didn’t know you needed to go.

McConnochie ​explains:

Sometimes it’s good to take a look at your own actions over the last 24 hours to decide whether they’re really coming from you or if they are an imitation of something else. Once you’ve done that, you can have a little freak out and then go back and start learning how to be more of a genuine human being.


12.07 The Sebright Arms, London

19.07 The Stage Door, Southampton

26.07 The Guildhall, Portsmouth (supporting Emptifish)

13.09 Rialto Theatre, Brighton

16.09 The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

18.09 The Washington, Sheffield

19.09 TBC, Hull

20.09 TBC, Leeds

21.09 Big Hands Bar, Manchester

22.09 The Ferret, Preston

23.09 Live Bar, Warrington

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