Emerging punk rockers Lady Bird release ‘LOVE’

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Ragged with Punk, Kent trio Lady Bird have released a music video for their latest single ‘LOVE’.

A knack for sharp-witted observational lyricism, the trio have emerged as a hot tip with their short a fruitful singles. It’s the bands first release of the year on Girl Fight Records, owned by their good friends Slaves.

Opening with a chugging metallic riff, ‘LOVE’ booms into life with an abrasive rush of melody. Frontman Sam Cox’s sneering and hyperactive vocal carries a lyrical eloquence “Go through the motions based on emotions” which addresses the fact that love isn’t necessarily the answer to all of life’s problems.

On the single, Cox said: “LOVE is set in the ranks of a dysfunctional relationship, where we use this opportunity to nod at the wider narrative of love, which taps into our innate humanity and is manifest through a variety of ways and forms.

“In this sense it’s not restricted to that of romance, and self-love, for instance, is a good example which takes its part in the tune.”

Completed by Alex Deadman (guitar) and Joe Walker (drums), Lady Bird is the antidote to punk’s old ‘no future’ philosophy. Their core message is one of hope, encouraging people to open up and share their experiences of whatever troubles they face.

The band themselves have overcome their own issues. Joining Lady Bird gave Walker a positive outlet to counter some of his mental health issues, while Cox has overcome the physical and emotional traumas of overcoming an operation that rendered him unable to speak.

Summary

Opening with a chugging metallic riff, ‘LOVE’ booms into life with an abrasive rush of melody. Frontman Sam Cox’s sneering and hyperactive vocal carries a lyrical eloquence...
9.5

ICM Rating