Manc punks AERIAL SALAD are back with their first post-pandemic single.

‘The Same 24 Hours (As Beyoncé)’ represents the trio's first new material since the release of their 2020 album Dirt Mall and is described as "a scathing criticism of modern influencer, celebrity, and social media culture," taking as its inspiration the words of Love Island contestant Molly Mae: “Beyoncé has the same 24 hours in a day that we do”.

“The new single throws jabs at modern working life, and the constant feeling of 'survival' over prosperity for millions of British people who are just trying to live nice, relaxing, lowkey lives,” explains guitarist and vocalist Jamie Munro. “But between soaring energy prices and unrealistic life expectations set by the likes of Molly Mae on social media, everyone is just left burnt out and hurting.”

The video was recorded just outside of Vibe recording studio in Cheetam Hill, Manchester and subtly features clothes that the band have bought second hand as a last-ditch effort to stick one to fast fashion.

“If we had a bigger budget, it would have looked like the ‘Ashes To Ashes’ video by David Bowie,” laughs Jamie. “But we don't have the money for a camera crew or make-up team so this will have to do for ya!”

'The Same 24 Hours (As Beyoncé)' is available now from Spotify and all the usual platforms.

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