False Heads Release Gritty New Single “Thick Skin”

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False Heads have returned with another cut of their patently agitated punk-tinged rock on latest single, Thick Skin. Produced by Frank Turner and taken from the trio’s long-awaited new album, Sick Moon,  that is due out on the 30th September via Scruff of the Neck Records, the snarling slice of garage-grunge takes aim at the current political climate and the incessant hopelessness and rage that bubbles over on social media. With biting electric guitar lines, a final fractured drum breakdown and a gritty, yet relentlessly catchy chorus, Thick Skin swings from agitated to infectious in a beat. 

“”Thick Skin” is about how much I fucking hate the current political discourse. To me, politics seems to be completely and utterly middle-class from left to right — class has been seemingly removed from a lot of left-wing politics. It’s also about social media politics. That kind of rage and vitriol is some form of lashing out for mental health problems and it’s like a form of addictive behaviour. I understand this, dealing with depression and having a history of drug abuse, and I understand how difficult it is to not let that rage inside you come out in vicious ways. But I just feel like social media has allowed a million different forms of religion, nationalism and tribalism to be completely normalised. Our brains are rotting and there is no hope, and every time I feel like there is I’m stung again.” (frontman Luke Griffiths)

With Sick Moon set for release this September, the band will also be heading out on their most extensive UK and European tour to date from October 2022, you can view the tour dates and purchase tickets here. Thick Skin can be streamed here and Sick Moon is available for pre-order here