EAT FAST – Sand Drone

EAT FAST are definitely one of our favourite garage-pop acts at the moment. Their EP Fenham Dread(lock) shook our office last year and now the first offering of the year from the Geordie four-piece is doing the same. It’s called Sand Drone and features the band’s trademark fuzz-guitar sound while it collides with rousing pop hooks. So so good.

Together with the release, band leader Adam Pearson stated: “During the recession – and continuing on into the current turmoil of Western politics – I was aware that a lot of young, ambitious people entering adulthood were finding a situation where there were no employment opportunities at all.

Many of my friends moved to London because the North East was so restrictive. Not in a provincial protest, but I began to consider locality, and its weight(lessness) as a cornerstone of identity. But beyond that, just seeing all these smart, creative people my age being brickwalled and stifled while we picked up the bill of the last generation saddened me. So it’s a bit about that. And about how those people around me who felt like their growth had been stunted reacted to that, while the accusation floated round of young people being lazy or out of touch with the economic reality of our times.

Any social commentary aside… the subjective in the song acknowledges that none of it matters if you are happy with someone, or surrounded by people, you love.

The track is part of the new Flying Vinyl‘s subscription box, printed on a limited 7″ purple vinyl along with Public Display Of Affection. 100 records will be also available on EAT FAST’s Bandcamp.


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