SINGLE REVIEW | THE PARTY SLOGAN | SOUTHERN EYES

The Party Slogan release raw new track Southern Eyes.

Edinburgh’s post-punk five piece are back with their first release of 2021, Southern Eyes, and they are demanding answers!

The track draws on influences like The Cure and New Order for an 80’s new wave sound that starts out with a few seconds of choral-like singing before things kicks into action. Filled wall to wall with distorted guitars, powerful drum patterns and muffled vocals, the track is an angsty post-punk anthem that’s sure to get you energised for the day.  

Around the halfway mark we hear some powerful spoken vocals discussing the corruption of our government. The tracks verses act as a conversation with the elite and the chorus offers perspective from people who they have exploited. The band commented:

“The lyrics to ‘Southern Eyes’ are based on a fictional conversation between a member of the ‘elite’ and their child. We wanted to try and place ourselves in the mindset of someone who was at the top of society and in their position through many generations of class, economical privileges and oppression. The child has realised the corruption in their circumstances and the fact they were being led into the status-quo and the ways the ‘elite’ became successful. The chorus of the track tells a story of capitalism and how the system legitimises these positions that will inevitably fall – which is essentially the powers of London. The line, “we want answers” will hopefully be a cry to the masses who have been oppressed by these individuals for generations.”

The track is taken from their upcoming debut EP which is set for release later this year in May, and you can listen to it here. The Party Slogan are a band showing plenty of promise, and we can’t wait to see what they bring with future releases.

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