The Forum presents:
** ‘’Doom-ridden noise punk that sounds like Trent Reznor’s been on the Guinness’’ NME** (NME 100)
“That’s spicy” – Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop)
“Distorted madness” – Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1)
“[a] filthy thing” – Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music) ** “Ireland’s next noise rock heroes”** – Hot Press
Today, enigmatic Irish four-piece noise-punk band Naked Lungs announce details of their highly anticipated debut album, “Doomscroll”. Recorded and mixed once again by Gilla Band’s Daniel Fox at Sonic Studios in Dublin, the new album is out 18th August, and to mark the announcement the band have shared it’s crushing lead single “Pressure”.
After a triumphant 2022, which saw the band release several singles and a self-titled EP that garnered international acclaim and plays on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music, as well as support from Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop. They followed up with a year of high profile gigs, including two sold-out Therapy? supports, a successful headline UK tour, several sold-out Dublin headline shows and a festival run which saw them play a packed-out morning showcase at The Great Escape, as well as performing at the likes of Otherside Festival, Mutations Festival, and more.
The band’s new single “Pressure” is a consummate and explosive introduction to their new album “Doomscroll”, combining abrasive noise, grinding guitars, and a deceptively groove-heavy rhythm section, which coalesces around vocalist Tom Brady’s blistering and almost shamanic vocals. Exploring themes of male-vulnerability, toxic masculinity, and the inevitable downward spiral as result of not addressing these issues, the single is accompanied by a video directed by the band’s bassist, Ryan Mortell.
Speaking on the video, Ryan says “Keeping in line with the lyrics, the video explores the concept of anxiety and toxicity boiling over to manifest itself as a literal monster for us to overcome. By showing the negative means we use to overcome these feelings, we can explore the journey one might take to escape this self-fulfilling prophecy of toxicity.
The visuals are highly influenced by the work of New-French Extremity directors such as Julia Ducournau and Gaspar Noe – I was especially influenced by Noe’s “Enter The Void” in which the protagonist spirals into a psychedelic trip through their memories following their untimely death.”