Kent’s own Get Inuit are starting this year as they finished off the last, on a high. No, not a terrible pun on the title of their latest effort ‘Barbiturates’ but an accurate assessment of a band capable of reaching extraordinary heights.
With supporting Spring King on their February tour, the latest track sees the band tackle some serious issues as frontman Jamie Glass explains that the band “wanted to write a song that could contain a theatrical contrast of ferocious guitars and silence. Skin-crawling screams and pitiful whispers. Manic episodes and tranquility.”
Glass continues “I used the subject matter of drug reliance as a metaphor for the inner battle people have when trying to suppress rage, whether it be from a chemical addiction or just stress. I felt that the majority of songs I was listening to focused on one emotion and stretched out that feeling over the course of a song. It felt much more human to show inner conflict and mood changes rather than just pretend I’m only ever content, or in love, or depressed. I can be all of those things within the space of a minute.”
It’s a fizzing and blistering track and speaks volumes of a band happy to mix the fast-paced energy of youth with the deep thought of old age to create a think piece you can throw your beer to.