Sunderland gutter punks Roxy Girls have returned with a brand new tune, ‘Like A Buoy’.
Speaking of the song’s inspiration, singer Tom Hawick details how “months of mindless swiping culminate in the odd date. Some are an awkward waste of time and some result in two years of not being able to decide what to have for tea. I’m glad I didn’t pay for Tinder gold.”
You and me both, pal. ‘Like A Buoy’ is one of four tracks to be featured on the band’s upcoming EP Roxy Girls Are In The Drink. Most of the EP’s content, like much of the band’s previous work, is about turning the minutia of everyday life into gut-churning, fist-pounding rock and roll grime.
“After being sat in front of the tv for much of the last year, the lines between reality and entertainment started to blur,” Hawick continues, “Influencing portions of the EP’s lyrical content. ‘In the drink’ came from countless episodes of Takeshi’s castle and ‘My new home’ after too many grand designs.”
Junk food for the masses, you could say. Roxy Girls have a knack for providing short sharp shocks, dig it? Rarely exceeding two minutes in any particular song, the boys waste not a single drop of energy across their short but highly enthralling discography. 2019 effort A Poverty of Attention and 2020s A Wealth of Information are albums in name only, as both together could easily fit on a single side of vinyl. Punk rock isn’t much of a genre for garnering respect, but the boys in Roxy Girls have carved out a singular niche for themselves so far. Their tastes tend to veer more towards post-punk and even new wave at times, but their own material has an unmistakable sound that could only be punk rock.
Check out ‘Like A Buoy’ down below. Roxy Girls Are In The Drink is set for an August 27th release.