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Pet Needs Drop New Single Taken from Impending Third Studio Album ‘Intermittent Fast Living’

With Essex punks Pet Needs‘ impending third LP ‘Intermittent Fast Living’ fast approaching, the band have dropped the new single “Sleep When I’m Dead”; an invigorating clash of buzzsaw melodies and carpe diem ideologies.

Following up the blazing, bristling lead single “Separation Anxiety”, the band’s latest track (which you can stream here now) was inspired by lost nights in sticky boozers and living for what tomorrow brings. Commenting on the genesis behind the song, frontman Johnny Marriott says:

“We wanted to subvert the tired rock n roll “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead!” mentality and celebrate both the million mile an hour touring lifestyle and, well, being in our own beds, too! When you’re on the road for months you pine for home. When you’re at home you’re always thinking ahead to the next tour. To us, this is the ultimate” Intermittent Fast Living” song. Singalong, high energy, filterless reality. Sex, drugs, booze, snooze. Perfect!”

Pet Needs’ career has been sky-rocketing ever since the release of their acclaimed debut ‘Fractured Party Music’ in 2021. From getting signed to sold out shows, rave reviews to rabid fans, and embarking on extensive global tours with the likes of  Frank Turner, The Hives, The Lottery Winners, Skinny Lister; demand for these four lads from Essex has been on a trajectory with the stratosphere.

As such, their third studio release in as many years, ‘Intermittent Fast Living’ (pre-save here) is inspired by this relentless, breathless, stop-start lifestyle the band have found themselves living in recent times. Finding themselves jolting between a life in the fast lane and “the security and stillness” of being with those they love, their latest work captures all the chaos and curiosities that come with their dichotomous current lifestyle. As Johnny adds:

“In the last 2 years we have been catapulted from steady jobs and playing in our small town local bars to world tours at a million miles an hour. The life we’d grown accustomed to is constantly thrown behind us until it disappears into the distance in our rear view mirror. 

We thunder forward, show by show, adventure by adventure, until [normal life] returns as a speck on the horizon like an oasis in the desert. Then suddenly we’re home again. I sit content on the sofa with a beer, my wife and our new little puppy wondering what the hell just happened for the last three months.”

The album was recorded in just two weeks at Vada Studios with producer and sound engineer George Perks (Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, Mogwai, Skindred) and will be released on 16th February 2024 (via Xtra Mile Recordings). With the release date right around the corner, the band is currently mounting a campaign to smash into the UK Official Top 40, an effort dubbed by the band as ‘Bottom of the Pops’, and their masterplan includes a genius twelve-sleeve CD campaign (comprising a dozen collectible artworks that pay wry homage to Top of the Pops logo throughout history) poised to push them towards chart stardom.

After completing a run of UK headline shows last November and December plus a huge homecoming show in Colchester, the band are all set to embark on an extensive schedule of additional live fixtures throughout the first half of 2024, including the following UK & European dates, and a limited run of intimate instore gigs.

INSTORE DATES
FEBRUARY

15 – BURY Wax & Beans

16 – BRISTOL Rough Trade

18 – GLASGOW Assai

19 – PORTSMOUTH Pie & Vinyl

20 – KINGSTON Banquet

21 – COLCHESTER HMV

UK TOUR
FEBRUARY
17 – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms


APRIL

16 – STOCKTON ON TEES Georgian Theatre

17 – LEEDS Boom

18 – MANCHESTER Night & Day

19 – BRISTOL Exchange

20 – BRIGHTON Hope & Ruin

23 – CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms

24 – OXFORD The Bullingdon

25 – LONDON The Underworld

26 – BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds

27 – SOUTHAMPTON The Joiners

EUROPEAN TOUR 

MAY 

28 HAARLEM, NL Patronaat

29 COLOGNE, DE Blue Shell

30 – HAMBURG, DE Nochtwache

31 – BERLIN, DE Cassiopeia

JUNE
02 – PARIS, FR La Boule Noire

Tickets for all shows are on sale now: https://petneedsband.com/live-dates

Main image credit: Vanessa Sollner

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