Carsick Take Aim At The Music Industry On New Single “Gig Tax”

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Salisbury, UK’s Carsick have revealed their music industry baiting new single, Gig Tax, that is out today via Alcopop! Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Sam Winfield and Tom Millar at Studio 91, the track is another scintillating slice of spiced-up indie punk from this constantly evolving and growing quartet. Filled as it with pimps, charlatans, ne’er-do-wells, abusers and conmen, the new single squarely takes aim at the many downsides that the music industry has to offer a hungry young band on the rise, and there are no holds barred in the process.

“‘Gig Tax’ is our heartfelt tribute to the trials and tribulations of being a young(ish) band on the great British touring circuit. There’s nothing we love more than playing shows and the UK is absolutely blessed to have such a vibrant independent music scene, full of incredible bands, promoters, venue staff and punters who live and breathe music. We’re lucky enough to have experienced it all first hand—but we’ve also very familiar with the other side of that coin: dodgy geezers down the local who want to pay musicians in “exposure”; bands in a tiny green room acting like they’re Oasis; hecklers and haters either in a live crowd or on the other side of a screen. This one goes out to those lot, and to everyone dealing with them on a regular basis.”


Never happy staying still for too long, Carsick recently announced a run of Summer 2024 UK headline shows, as well as UK festival appearances at 2000 Trees, TRUCK, A Stone’s Throw and more, with German and Dutch festival dates also on sale now.