PWR BTTM just released ‘Big Beautiful Day’, the first single taken from their upcoming second album ‘Pageant’. It’s a bold power punk anthem, glitter explosion and celebration of queerness. Tired of dealing with the results of fragile masculinity, they’re determined to inspire self-confidence and validation. So, “make their lives regrettable, by being your damn self”.
For PWR BTTM, the personal is political. Louder and punchier than ever, this track is a middle finger to anyone who has ever tried to deny you the right of being yourself. Its infectious energy encourages you to embrace individuality, even in the face of hostility.
Queer identities shouldn’t create fear – they should be understood and liberated, and thanks to PWR BTTM we’re moving in that direction.
The Spook School have something important to say. Their latest album ‘Try To Be Hopeful’ celebrates diversity and breaks down gender binaries. This is high energy, infectious, queer pop punk at its finest. I picked up the record when I saw them supporting PWR BTTM in Brighton and haven’t stopped listening to it since. Beaming with hope and unrelenting optimism, they’ll be a much-needed ray of positivity in your life.
‘Binary’ is one of the album’s catchiest moments. Questioning the gender binary allows them to celebrate gender variance and non-binary identities. So, “why let yourself be limited to binary desires?” It’s thought-provoking and makes you reflect on the systems which dominate your everyday life.
The Spook School are able to liberate those who need it and instil joy in those who just want to have a good time. They’re exactly what we need more of and they deserve your undivided attention.