Play Dead at Left of the Dial festival in Rotterdam
Credit: Julia Mason

NEWS: Play Dead release new single, announce new EP and confirm live dates

PLAY DEAD have released new single ‘Pretty Little Thing’, via Blitzcat Records.It is accompanied by the announcement of the garage punk’s third EP, Fly On The Wall, adn the trio will embark on their EU tour on release day, 15th March.

Hot on the heels of sticking a middle finger at gentrification with ‘Thameslink’, ‘Pretty Little Thing’ takes on a more loose, fun-filled pop flair, anchored by a catchy chorus riff reminiscent of some of the more boisterous 90s acts such as The Bluetones and Supergrass.  Singer Joe Blair shares that the track:
is all about influencer culture and how it eats away at those who fall for doing it. It came to me as I saw an ex-love islander promoting a f*ckng car air freshener.”

Composed of Joe Blair (vocals, guitar), Ollie Clarke (bass, backing vocals) and Elias Brewin (drums, percussion), Play Dead burst onto the scene with cyclist punching tale ‘Shaun’ and cemented their place with the frankly hilarious ‘Barbershop.’ The band have also announced some live dates including Manchester Punk Fest at the end of March.

Play Dead Live Dates

15 – Stormwin, Rouen FR 
16 – L’Uzine FR 
17 – Lune Froide, Nantes FR 
18 – Supersonic, Paris FR
20 – La Chaouée, Metz FR
22 – Slachtuis, Haarlem, NL
23 – Water Moulin, BE
27 – Peckham Audio, London (Headline)
31 – Manchester Punk Fest, Manchester

For more information on Play Dead check out their instagram and X.

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