Single Review | The Zebecks | Killing Time

Glasgow based rockers The Zebecks return with old school punk track Killing Time.

They came from up north to tear up the Glasgow music scene and that is exactly what The Zebecks are doing as they release their second single entitled ‘Killing Time’. It’s a track that musically pays homage to The Clash whilst lyrically looking at Glasgow through the eyes of outsiders living within the city. The natives of Elgin also take inspiration from more modern artists such as The Libertines and Jamie T, famed for the cultural commentary in their lyrics.

The clever lyrics of the verses tell the story of a substance-fuelled relationship between a young woman and a controlling older man. The pre-chorus provides a chance for a live crowd to sing along before the bouncy chorus comes in, where singer Dan O’Shanter describes the cycle of this relationship, ‘it’s divine just killing time, I’m a wind-up toy telling wrong from right’. It’s late 70s punk brought into the 2020s in the finest possible way.

Production for the track came from Jamie Holmes whilst Glasgow artist Wolfalanis provides the singles artwork. The band having already played iconic venues across Scotland recently appeared as part of King Tut’s Summer Nights Festival. If you missed that one you will have a couple more opportunities to catch the band live before the end of the year. Keep an eye on The Zebecks social pages to find out where and when these will be.