"Captain's Dead" shows off The Coathangers' masterful grasp of punk-pop, with its sultry verses, triumphant chorus and a bombastic freakout of noisy guitar.
Guitarist and vocalist Julia Kugel explains the track as such: "Easy come, easy go; what you reap is what you sow. Sometimes people that you trust fail you miserably by falling victim to their own ego. They start believing their own hype, fancy themselves a leader, but they lead nothing. It's based on a personal experience, but this track has taken on a larger meaning given our current political weather. It's feeling stormy - the ships made out of shit will sink themselves."
The Coathangers first stormed onto the music scene over a decade ago, with their charm residing in the endearingly shambolic nature of their songs. Since then, though, each successive album has increasingly tempered that brash and sharp-witted pop.
Parasite continues that process, finding a happy medium between The Coathangers' unbridled expression and their current grasp of nuanced song writing.
See full tour dates below:
May - 12th @ Night & Day, Manchester // 13th @ The Joker, Brighton // 15th @ The Exchange, Bristol // 16th @ The Bullingdon, Oxford // 17th @ Oslo, London // 18th @ The Printworks, Hastings // 19th @ The Cookie, Leicester // 20th @ Gold Sounds, Brudenell Social, Leeds // 21st @ The Harley, Sheffield // 23rd @ Music Hall, Ramsgate
Parasite EP is out 30th June 2017 on Suicide Squeeze.