English electro-punks Regressive Left have released their brand new single, the goth and new wave-ready ‘Cream Militia’.
Sardonically described as having been recorded “in an outhouse near Stevenage”, the band self-produced and self-recorded a bouncy and dark-tinged club-ready jam that blends indie and dance sensibilities together into a great final product.
Bubbling with a tantalising mix of synths and aggressive distortion, the track contains all the crazy laser beam blasts and disco backbeats that you might expect from an old school Giorgio Moroder-meets-Can track, or perhaps something similar from acolytes like Daft Punk or LCD Soundsystem.
Singer Simon Tyrie has a braying baritone that grounds the track with a solid sense of harmony. Taking cues from Bernard Sumner and Peter Murphy, Tyrie doesn’t try to dress up his voice in histrionics, instead, revelling in its unique normalcy. This could be a random guy at the pub who just happens to be able to weave his way through a wonderfully gothic minor-key melody.
The release also comes with the exciting announcement that the band will play their first-ever headlining performance at The Windmill in Brixton later in the year. Being at the top of the bill is any band’s dream, a sign that the hard work and cruel anonymity is finally paying off. This is a band whose material seems tailor-made for the reverberated walls of a nightclub, so if you’re looking to jumpstart your own return to the live scene, this might not be a bad place to start.
Check out the audio for ‘Cream Militia’, along with Regressive Left’s upcoming tour dates, down below.
Regressive Left 2021 Tour Dates
- 31 / 07 – Exchange, Bristol
- 29 / 08 – Bedford Esquires
- 02 / 09 – End of The Road Festival
- 04 / 09 – Manchester Psych Fest
- 18 / 09 – Voodoo Daddy’s, Norwich
- 25 / 09 – Dot To Dot Festival
- 01 / 10 – Windmill Brixton (headline show)
- 16 / 10 – Wild Paths Festival