Hotly-tipped Manchester punk quartet Loose Articles are pleased to reveal the video for their latest single ‘Chaos’ which is out now on all good digital service providers.
The single is the title track from their forthcoming second EP, titled Chaos, set for release on 1st July 2022 via new label home Alcopop! Records.
Filmed and Edited by Danny Orwin and Lewis Holgate, the video highlights the current climate crisis as the band explain: “We wanted to express that this freak weather isn’t about giving us northerners a well deserved break from the cold and rain, but due the effects of man made climate change.”
The four piece have already announced a string of headline dates and festival appearances for 2022 including Gold Sounds Festival and Stockton Calling.
The band were also due to support rock legends Foo Fighters at Old Trafford Cricket Ground this summer before the tragic death of drummer Taylor Hawkins earlier this year.
Commenting on track itself, the band said: “The tune was inspired by a particularly warm winter, when we were sitting around in beer gardens way too early in the year and all feeling a bit guilty for enjoying ourselves in the knowledge that the weird weather was definitely due to man made climate change.”
Specialising in discordant, hypnotic repetition, tales of boozy nights out, and radical politics, Loose Articles are a punk quartet with plenty to say. Their music speaks to all those determined to get through the age of austerity with tongue in cheek, pint in hand, and two feet firmly on the dance floor. Plying repetition (repetition, repetition…) with ragged edges and a sardonic, sarcastic drawl delivered with fierce, in your face, punk-fuelled attitude, both feminine & threatening, Loose Articles are here to make a point.
The band released their debut EP Orchid Lounge in 2019, following up with a string of standalone singles during the pandemic including ‘Up The Disco (2020), ‘Buses’ (2021) and ‘Kick Like A Girl’ (2021).
Loose Articles describe their forthcoming second EP Chaos as: “a satirical examination of the hazards of modern life—keyboard warriors, the death of the independent pub, sexist footy fans, and the hopelessness that the woman in the street often feels in the face of impending doom. Whilst politicians fly their private jets to climate change conferences only to sit around scratching their collective heads as to why it’s so warm in February, all that’s left to do is head to the nearest beer garden and watch the world burn.”
Upon initial release, the single picked up coverage from Brooklyn Vegan, DORK magazine, Louder Than War, The Unsigned Guide, NARC. Magazine and many more online tastemakers.
Already heavily championed by Steve Lamacq at BBC 6music (where they’ve also seen strong support from Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson and Amy Lamé) the band have also picked up love from John Kennedy at Radio X, and appeared on Spotify’s The Punk List and All New Punk.
Elsewhere they’ve been covered by NME as one of The NME 100 list, endorsed by punk-friendly fashion labels Fred Perry Subculture and Underground England, named as one of Under The Radar Magazine’s 22 for 2022, and have appeared on BBC One’s Football Focus as keen amateur pundits and fans of the beautiful game.
More details of the EP and further live dates TBA over the coming months.
Second EP Chaos is released 1st July 2022 via Alcopop! Records
Loose Articles 2022 Live Dates:
16.04.22 – Stockton – Stockton Calling
23.04.22 – Newport – Le Pub
30.04.22 – Leeds – Gold Sounds Festival
01.05.22 – Sheffield – Get Together Festival
01.05.22 – Glasgow – Stag & Dagger Festival