Sometimes you’re in the mood for a ten-minute ballad that takes you on an emotional journey. Sometimes you just want to watch a three-hour film that makes you think about the nature of existence. But you know what? Sometimes you’d rather just get to the damn point. That’s exactly what Whitstable does. What’s Whitstable, you ask? Isn’t that a quaint seaside town in South-East England? Why yes it is, but it’s also the title of the brand new single by London garage punk trio Play Dead, which we’re lucky enough to be premiering for you right here, right now.
It’s fast, hard-hitting, no holds barred punk music. The lyrics speak of the small town with a mixture of affection and tongue in cheek irony. Rather than singing about going to the most expensive clubs in Ibiza and posing for photos, the guys at Play Dead lament the beauty of sitting by a cold English beach drinking a can of lager with your mates. It relates to a real part of British culture that many musicians ignore, but this song is far more relatable than most contemporary, lyrical themes. It’s also catchy, simple, and memorable.
In short, it ticks all the boxes, because here at Independent Music News, we love a bit of truth. That’s what you get with Play Dead and Whitstable. Check it out!