Fresh from demolishing venues across the UK and Europe while on tour with Kid Kapichi and Panic Shack, your new favourite band, SNAYX (pronounced Snakes) have released their blistering debut EP “Weaponized Youth: Part 1”.
The highly charged, eclectic ep showcases the Medusa-like musical repertoire of this exciting band. From the hard-hitting socio-political stomp of “Work” to the wild headiness of “Buck”, “Weaponized Youth: Part 1” is the perfect introduction to a band who are fast becoming one of the most hotly-tipped bands in the UK.
To celebrate the release, the band have released a video for “Body Language”. Inspired by going down a Chat IPG AI rabbit hole, the idea came back it seemed fun so they ran with it!
“We’ve been lucky enough to kick off the year with three back-to-back tours which have been absolutely incredible, but it’s created some absolute headaches when it comes to tackling our never-ending to-do list! One of which was finding the time to get the concept together and shoot a video for ‘Body Language’.
We had a slim window of two half-days on tour to shoot it. We came straight home after Sheffield for the first day of filming, then back up North the next day to rejoin the tour in Nottingham. For the second day of filming, we’d got back from Cardiff feeling very sorry for ourselves after a big night out with Panic Shack. We managed to get the shots we needed fairly promptly and then we were straight to bed because we started the European tour the following day!
We were in the bin to put it lightly, our concept was pretty rough too, so we got some assistance from the ‘Chat GPT AI’… It was fun and simple so we went with it. Script available on request.”
When describing the inspiration behind the song the band said “Body language is a coming-of-age track that takes you through the hazy recollection of the night before. Meeting people in the venue smoking area, losing your mates and ending up at an afters at some person’s flat and dancing and drinking til the early hours. It’s the fragments of a Brighton night out pieced together through a lens of nostalgia.”
Combining explosive riffs and confrontational vocals with splashes of playful punk, SNAYX are breaking through at a time when socially conscious, aggressive guitar music is making waves across the UK and beyond. The likes of Nova Twins, Bob Vylan and Kid Kapichi (all bands SNAYX have supported) show what DIY bands can achieve.
“There’s a real scene that’s coming through at the minute and it just feels so exciting. We want to be a part of that,” the band explain. “It’s different to the old-school punk scene but it’s got the same energy and intensity behind it. It’s really liberating.”
‘Buck’ and previous singles ‘Work’ and ‘Deranged’ are all tracks featured on the band’s highly anticipated debut EP ‘Weaponized Youth: Part 1’ which is available to stream now!
2. Body Language
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With numerous tours and festival appearances, SNAYX have covered an awful lot of ground in a short space of time, and their music is just as ambitious. “If you limit yourself creatively, you put yourself in a box. We’ve never wanted to do that,” they say. “We want to work outside of boxes, to make something we truly love.”
Catch this incredible band live:
7th Sheffield, O2 Academy 2 (with The Hara)
8th Stockton-on-tees, Stockton Calling
9th Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Cluny (with The Hara)
12th Bristol, The Fleece (with The Hara)
13th London, The Garage (with The Hara)
14th Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 (with The Hara)
15th Manchester, Academy 2 (with The Hara)
30th Dorset, Teddy Rocks Festival
10th Bedford, Esquires (with Panic Shack)
5th 2000 Trees Festival
9th Bexhill-on-Sea, Seaview Festival
22nd The Wyles, Leopallooza
Many more live shows are to be announced…