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Split Dogs Unleash High-Energy Single "And What?"

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Split Dogs Unleash High-Energy Single “And What?”

“The new single and the rest of our upcoming album has all been recorded on 16-track tape with no computer in sight. You feel like you’re in the room with us.” – Harry Martinez

Split Dogs Return with New Single “And What?”

Bristol punk rock ‘n rollers Split Dogs are back with a bang, releasing their new single “And What?” through Venn Records. Known for their signature gut-punching, fast-paced sound, Split Dogs have quickly made a name for themselves since their debut album in 2023. Their raucous stage performances, hard-hitting hooks, and infectious lyrics have cultivated a loyal and growing fanbase.

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Split Dogs Unleash High-Energy Single "And What?"
Split Dogs Unleash High-Energy Single “And What?”

A Song of British Seaside Frustration

Guitarist Mil Martinez explains, “It’s a total embrace of working-class British seaside culture. I grew up in South London and in 2016 relocated to a small coastal town in the southwest. The song highlights the frustration of living and working in a seasonal holiday resort all summer with no holiday while the world around you has theirs. I’m also poking fun at myself for being grumpy and using some of the outdated British phrases my dad used to say to me as a kid. On your bike, son!”

The video for “And What?” channels the optimistic British candour of classic sitcoms like Only Fools And Horses and Benidorm, with big nods to documentary photographer Martin Parr. Drummer and video director Chris adds, “We wanted the video for ‘And What?’ to be Split Dogs on a proper British summer holiday; fish and chips, ice creams, and tattoos! Without blowing our own trumpet, we think we hit the nail on the head. Big up the locals and the seagulls.”

A High Voltage Punk Rock Journey

The track starts with a swinging guitar hook and doesn’t take its foot off the gas, with a chorus that will be stuck in your head. Split Dogs deliver a 2-minute rock ‘n roll journey rivalling the likes of Motörhead and AC/DC. Vocalist Harry howls and growls, pulling listeners in with every word. Harry says, “The new single and the rest of our upcoming album has all been recorded on 16-track tape with no computer in sight. It gives the album a sound that can’t be replicated with a modern recording system. You feel like you’re in the room with us like you’re part of the song. The first time you hear it, it already feels familiar.”

Upcoming Live Dates

Split Dogs have just finished working on their new studio album, with more information and a release date coming soon. Meanwhile, catch them live at the following dates:

  • 17/05 – Rough Trade, Bristol
  • 19/05 – Hope and Anchor, Islington
  • 24/05 – The Fleece, Bristol w/UK Subs
  • 26/05 – Bearded Theory Festival, Derbyshire
  • 15/06 – Red Lion, Leytonstone w/Shooting Daggers, The Oppressed, Clobber, Rifle
  • 11/07 – Blondies, London
  • 20/07 – Shacklewell Arms, London
  • 02/08 – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
  • 09/08 – Daltons, Brighton

Find Split Dogs online HERE.

Split Dogs are:

  • Vocals – Harry Martinez
  • Guitar – Mil Martinez
  • Bass – Suez Boyle
  • Drums – Chris Hugall
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