Atlanta garage punk girl gang The Coathangers new EP 'Parasite' is due out on June 30th via Suicide Squeeze. They also announced an extensive UK tour in May and shared the track 'Captain’s Dead' from the EP With its sultry verses, triumphant chorus, and a bombastic freak-out of noisy guitar.
Guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel explained the track, saying: "Easy come, easy go; what you reap is what you sow. Sometimes people that you trust fail you miserably by falling victim to their own ego. They start believing their own hype, fancy themselves a leader, but they lead nothing. It's based on a personal experience, but this track has taken on a larger meaning given our current political weather. It's feeling stormy - the ships made out of shit will sink themselves."
Parasite kicks off with the title track, a rowdy throwback to a younger, angrier incarnation of the band. Crafted in the wake of the election and during a tumultuous period in the band members’ private lives, 'Parasite' is pure catharsis. “During the making of our last album, I didn’t want to scream anymore, I just wanted to sing and focus on melody. When we came to this recording, I just wanted to scream and curse.” If the EP is meant as a journey through the various stages of the band’s career, it certainly storms out of the gate with the same kind of piss-and- vinegar of their eponymous debut. And while 'Wipe Out' is another rowdy venture, with bassist Meredith Franco taking over the lead vocal duties over a steady barrage of pointed power-chords, it also showcases the rousing choruses that elevated the trio from underground heroines to an internationally renowned garage act. The journey through The Coathangers’ musical evolution leads to a revamped version of 'Down Down' from 2016’s 'Nosebleed Weekend' and the smoky twang of 'Drifter', in which drummer/vocalist Stephanie Luke demonstrates her knack for solid Dusty Springfield-style ballads.
The Coathangers will be hitting UK shores in May, playing the following dates:
May 12 UK Manchester Night & Day
May 13 UK Brighton The Joker
May 15 UK Bristol The Exchange
May 16 UK Oxford The Bullingdon
May 17 UK London Oslo
May 18 UK Hastings The Printworks
May 19 UK Leicester The Cookie
May 20 UK Leeds Gold Sounds @ Brudenell Social
May 21 UK Sheffield The Harley
May 23 UK Ramsgate Music Hall