A bright future for Escape the Future
SOUTHAMPTON punks, Escape The Future have a promising future ahead as they release their debut EP on Cyber Nomad Records on January 27.
Tipped as ‘Ones To Watch’ in 2017 by Louder Than War, the band will play The Alexandra Beer Emporium, Southampton on January 23; Pre Bar in Southampton on April 6 and Sound Circus , Bournemouth on February 24.
The ‘Birthday Suit’ EP was recorded near Salisbury with engineer and producer Anthony Clark and then mastered with John Davis at Metropolis Studios. A joyous and infectious statement of intent, the EP features four tracks including the eponymous lead track; a gritty love song about a one-night stand and the dream of making it last forever and ‘Sorry Mum & Dad For Being Too Punk Rock’, an open apology to your parents for all the trouble caused and mistakes made.
Barely out of their teens, the band were formed last year by singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Wenman who says he was sick to death of Saturday night talent shows and the constant stream of manufactured pop served up by the mainstream. Recruiting like minded souls in the shape of Quack Corbett (Bass), Allan Varnfield (Drums) and Anthony Clark (Guitar), Escape The Future were born and have been steadily building an enthusiastic following of similarly disaffected youth at sold out local shows around the South Coast.
Influenced by the songwriting of Blink 182, Green Day, Sum 41 and Boxcar Racer and inspired by the music of Arctic Monkeys, Billy Bragg, Sex Pistols and Madness, the new four-piece mix inappropriate lyrics with heartfelt words that see them effortlessly move from deep love songs, to tongue in cheek, to songs about mental illness and politics.
Their fresh take and modern twist on punk and new wave sometimes recalls the energy of The Undertones and Buzzcocks, but they really sound like nothing else around right now.
Watch – ‘Birthday Suit’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuLR5NGpZRM