Pop-Punks You Know The Drill have announced details of their forthcoming sophomore EP. The 5 tracker titled ‘Selfhood’ will be released via Scylla Records on 22nd June.
Vocalist Benji Yapp had this to say about the upcoming release: “Selfhood is a word which describes the quality that makes up a person and just being aware and proud of who you are, which really resonated with us as we wrote this EP. We tried not let ourselves be limited by the “pop-punk” label and write without worrying what people were going to think, which definitely ended up benefitting the record.”Explaining the concept behind the artwork, Yapp states: “The main focal point, the dandelion, is just there looking all bright and pretty, but then there’s the lawnmower approaching in the background, teasing the impending doom to come. The brightness directly contrasts with the dark tale being told, reinforcing our key message: standing tall and proud, facing adversity head on and taking pride in being.”
A first taste of ‘Selfhood’ has also been unveiled in the form of single ‘Snake Eyes’, which premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show last night. The track featuring guest vocals from Joey Fleming of In Her Own Words.
Benji Yapp says “Initially we intended it to be a standalone single, but when we started writing we just wanted to keep on going and make it an EP! It’s a song about realising how toxic your relationship with someone actually is and finding the strength to move on from it, realising your worth. Due to the darker vibes, the track reminded us of In Her Own Words, so I suppose it’s why Joey Fleming fits so well on the guest vocal section.” To complement the darker lyrics, the video was shot in a black dance studio and features snakes and flickering TV screens, with Yapp revealing: “The idea to have the TVs on set came from wanting to include Joey in the video for his spot, so luckily we managed to shoot him whilst IHOW were on tour in the UK. All the other footage you see on the TV screens we shot our selves on our phones, we just wanted it to look as eerie and creepy as possible.”
You Know The Drill Release Sophomore EP ‘Selfhood’ Via Scylla Records On 22/06/18. Pre-order :