Rising Scottish indie rockers The Snuts have released their politically charged new single, “Zuckerpunch”. The band is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their latest album, W.L., and “Zuckerpunch” serves as the first taste of their new music.
“Zuckerpunch”, produced by Detonate and Coffee, is a probe into the detrimental effects of social media on society and its psychological impact, The track is the band at their finest; Introspective, raw, packed to the brim with groove, and full of intent. Never content to stick within the box, the track sees the band continue to evolve both sonically and lyrically, following their ferocious, protest song “Burn The Empire” last year.
“‘Zuckerpunch’s’ broken beat aesthetic reminisces the sampled-up, 8-track golden age of pre-internet music,” lead singer Jack Cochrane said of the track. “Lyrically, everything is derived from feelings of screen fatigue, social media burn out and an overwhelming sense of anxiety about the fast moving internet world that is becoming closer by the day a part of us. It depicts hard hitting messages around the more impactful pitfalls of social media, the internet enmass and the protection of your identity and privacy.”
“I’ve been trying to work out why, that at a time of pure satisfaction I feel the need to trawl social media for that extra dose of validation. Does it matter what I do on stage? Or more, what I do online?”
The Snuts will be touring in the UK this Spring, including their biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Brixton Academy on April 30th. Tickets for the band’s upcoming tour dates are available HERE.
The Snuts Tour Dates
April 27, 2022 – Manchester, UK – O2 Academy
April 28, 2022 – Newcastle, UK – Northumbria University SU
April 30, 2022 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton