Demob Happy ‘Holy Doom’ Review

Brighton-based Demob Happy return with 11 tracks overflowing with hip-thrusting grooves, sending even the most sensible of us into a sexually-carnivorous rage.

The album opens with ‘Liar in Your Head’, a riff-heavy/ooo-lah-lah melody, which sounds as if it were sculpted from clay by Josh Homme immediately after a worldwide orgy. It certainly sets the tempo of the album, and bolsters the bands perfected sound as a rejuvenated 3-piece. Arguably the leading single so far, ‘Be Your Man’ follows and delves deeper into the psych-sex dungeon, experimenting with 3 part harmonies, distortion fuzzier than the upper lip of Ron Swanson, and unrelenting pop-hooks.

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‘Be Your Man’ Music Video

The provocative lyrics in ‘I Wanna Leave (Alive),’ ooze confidently lustful conquests, and dark soul searching; the band’s harmony on the chorus excites you more than your mum watching 50 Shades of Grey. The next track, ‘Maker of Mine’, features octaves of orgasm from Adam Godfrey’s guitar.

Of course the single, ‘Holy Doom’ of, ‘Holy Doom’, begins with an ambient build-up, and a drum roll introduces a short but sweet guitar solo. The whole single entices you with its high-pitched vocals, and a psychedelic fuzz from the guitar increasing as the song continues.

Despite the line-up change, the band’s second studio album has gifted fans with something relatable, gratifying and set a precedent for what Demob are capable of. Holy Doom? Holy Damn, what an album.

Listen to the album on Spotify now.

Demob Happy Announce Release of 2nd Album, ‘Holy Doom’

It’s as if Christmas came early this year; Newcastle-formed, Brighton-based trio Demob Happy have announced the release of their 2nd Studio Album ‘Holy Doom’ with SO Recordings for 23rd March 2018.

The title alone is at war with itself, contradicting the idea of pure, angelic holiness with the ashes of dark doom. From what has been released so far off the album, Demob Happy are blending these polar concepts into beautiful symphonies. The ‘Holy’ reflects the crisp, inter-twining vocals such as in ‘Dead Dreamers’; and the ‘Doom’? If you haven’t been forced into a scrunched face by the thick, fuzzy guitar solo in ‘Be Your Man’  then maybe you are truly rattled with a deep darkness. In the words of vocalist/bassist Matthew Marcantonio, “it’s about getting to know your duality, that there’s good and bad in you, and not hiding from either.  A spoonful of sugar is sickly, but with lemon it becomes bittersweet and something new altogether.”

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The 70’s-esque music video for ‘Be Your Man’, is the first off the new album; “We like old videos of bands on TV shows, they have this unorganised quality to them, before this standardised version of what a performer should do and how to act. It was looser and more care free, they took the piss out of it all,” states Marcantonio.

Here at Great Wave, March 2018 cannot come soon enough for the trio to release their punchiest collection yet. Pre-order the album here: https://demobhappy.lnk.to/HolyDoomPreOrder

‘Holy Doom’ Track-listing

1. Liar In Your Head
2. Be Your Man
3. Loosen It
4. Fake Satan
5. Runnin’ Around
6. I Wanna Leave (Alive)
7. Maker of Mine
8. Holy Doom
9. Spinning Out
10. Gods I’ve Seen
11. Fresh Outta Luck

Demob erupted onto the scene with the mouth-watering debut album ‘Dream Soda’ which spawned singles ‘Wash It Down’ & ‘Suffer You’ . They have kept busy since then performing at Reading & Leeds Festival, touring with Dinosaur Pile Up, a European tour with The Cribs set for December and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes currently in the pipeline for March 2018.

Check out these dates here: http://www.demob-happy.com/