Just a few weeks ago on a mild October night, I found myself entering a small room in Bristol's O2 Academy. As the door swung open it hit me. A wall of punk rock noise. A room of forty or fifty people stood, heads bobbing, watching a shirtless man lashing at a guitar and another man, screaming into a microphone, rolling around on the floor. Its fair to say seeing Bad Breeding is an intense experience but with it comes an excitement, a rage fuelled adrenalin rush.
The latest single from the Stevenage band, 'Chains' contains the same intense anger as previous songs 'Age of Nothing' and 'Burn This Flag' and is accompanied by a suitably horrific video. The track's heavy bass line creates a bleak undercurrent while wailing guitars screech in the foreground. The single is to be self released via eBay on November 26 and will also be available as a free download on Soundcloud.
Watch the video for 'Chains', which was directed by Roger Sargent and shows guitarist Matt Toll in the centre of an industrial estate car park wrapped in cling-film, below: