Rising London band Sad Boys Club has the rare ability to span the spectrum of indie-pop – from the instantaneous modernist bangers of The 1975 through to the sweeping cinematic scale of The Cure and Echo and the Bunnymen.
That rise continues as they share their brand-new track ‘Dead Fridays’. A scintillating rush of guitar-based melody supported by glistening synths, ‘Dead Fridays’ possesses the kind of immediately addictive hook that’s always been a hallmark of timeless indie singles. And in frontman Jacob Wheldon they have a distinctive voice who can hone in on universal experiences with an engaging sense of charisma.
As with almost all of their material, ‘Dead Fridays’ was produced by the band’s bassist Pedro Caetano Leite – his energised recording rising from their DIY ethos. It’s the first track to preview their new EP‘four shades of the transitional phase‘ which the band will release independently later this year.
“‘Dead Fridays’ is the first song of a collection that explores themes of transition, loss and the turbulence that brings, and how to make sense of that,” says Wheldon. “It’s the most angsty song on the record; a loner anthem and a scream into the void. Everyone loves those.”