One-man punk band RUM LAD has just unveiled a video as a taster for his forthcoming second.
The urgent, angry ‘Lazy Sod’ is taken from Punk AF, the follow up to acclaimed debut album Vandalism on which he sings and plays all the instruments as well as writing all the songs himself.
Brought up on a council estate in Retford, Nottinghamshire, on Vandalism, Rum Lad cast a jaded eye over the state of working-class life in 21st Century Britain and an absolutely scathing one over the politicians who he feels are to blame.
“I harbour no regrets, I enjoyed my upbringing, but I look back and wonder why the world has got so fast and digital,” he says. “Following on from the council estate life in a working-class town I’ve lived up and down the UK for many years with more than a few tales of loss, tragedy, heartbreak, fights and fisticuffs and it’s been eventful for sure, so putting all this stuff in my brain into songs and creating new energy from past negatives has given me an outlet to share my thoughts with the world.”
‘Lazy Sod’ is available digitally and Vandalism on 12″ vinyl here. You can also contribute to the crowdfunder for Punk AF.