Stream ‘Twenty Three’ here! http://hyperurl.co/NEWMEDSTwentyThree
Debut EP Nothing Is Heavier Than The Mind Released 13th November 2020 via Man Demolish Records
Hull punks NEWMEDS have released their new single ‘Twenty Three’ which is out now and available to stream on all good DSPs.
The band’s long-awaited debut EP Nothing Is Heavier Than The Mind will be released on 13th November 2020 via Man Demolish Records.
A candid reflection on vocalist Nick Cobley’s personal struggles with Crohn’s Disease, and also a poignant comment on the link between the way we often unknowingly harm both ourselves and the planet through mindless consumption, the new single is another galloping slab of trademark punk’n’roll from the quartet.
“I’ve struggled with Crohn’s since I was 12 and at around the age of 23 I really struggled to come to terms with being ill,” explains Cobley. “Everything we eat, consume and do in this time and age can be harmful. I feel like it’s mainly about the poison we put in our bodies every day without realising, but also about the things we continue to do knowing they are harmful for ourselves and for the world.”
Building up to an apocalyptic breakdown signifying the end of the world, Cobley’s gut-wrenching vocal refrain sounds out the end of the song: We’re all just grains of sand / A drop in the ocean, a mix of chemicals / No faith, no purpose or meaning / Poisoning the air, that we’re breathing.
“It’s a reminder that our time here is short,” says Cobley, “that we are lucky to be here, and that it was a complete accident that we ever were in the first place.”
The EP’s lead single and title track was released last month and picked up support from Kerrang! Radio, Dead Press!, Bring The Noise, VISIONS Magazine, Allschools, The Punk Site and more.
Debut EP Nothing Is Heavier Than The Mind released 13th November 2020
Based in Hull, Yorkshire, NEWMEDS are determined to become the soundtrack to escape, the sonics behind self-belief, and the underdog pushing for a revolution in a time of change and doubt. Continuing to help shed the misconception that heavy alternative music can’t flourish anywhere outside of London, the lyrics of front man Nick Cobley often examine mental health issues, including topics of irrational thinking and paranoia.
Comprising veteran members of long-established and respected names from the heavy music scene including Winterfylleth, Drowners and The Colour Line, their abrasive, high-energy metalcore draws as much from Bring Me The Horizon as it does from the hardcore punk of peers Strange Bones. Previous experience saw the various individual members win Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards, sign endorsement deals with Orange Amps, play tour dates with Marmozets, and make international appearances at Tech Fest, Coachella, Reading and Leeds, and V Fest.
Since forming in 2017 the band have released a string of increasingly refined and acerbic singles including 2018’s ‘Roslyn’, ‘Cognitive Behaviour’ and ‘Apex’, followed by 2019 tracks ‘What’s Your Problem’ and ‘Nobody’s Fool’, and most recent single ‘Psycho’ (2020).
NEWMEDS’ high energy live shows landed them early praise with BBC introducing, leading to tour dates with LIFE, Phoxjaw and Strange Bones, and performances at Humber Street Festival, Liverpool Sound City, and Tramlines Fringe, recently headlining The Scala London as part of alternative club night Face Down.
Nick Cobley – vocals
Mark Wood – guitars
Sam Rudderforth – bass and vocals
Joe Brodie – drums