‘thank u, next’, but make it punk
Jessie Atkinson
16:32 15th March 2019

Sparse, gruff punk with a heart continues to have its day with new Lady Bird track ‘LOVE.’ Released on Slaves’ label Girl Fight Records, ‘LOVE’ considers dysfunctional, abusive relationships and suggests telling toxic partners to “see you later,” with boisterous charm. 

Abrasive guitar gut punches the new single into existence, joined by a clear, rumbling drumbeat and the regional cocksureness of vocalist Sam Cox. “Do yourself a favour and get rid of that prick” Cox suggests, as the track moves from fast-talking narration to anthemic chorus with the thump of Joe Walker’s drumsticks. 

“Some people…stick what they think is love, with someone that is likely to be vulnerable” Lady Bird opine, speaking directly to the insecure and the bullied.

It’s an ace direction to take, aligning Lady Bird with love-punks IDLES and label-leaders Slaves; ‘LOVE’ is yet another brilliant punk track that proves kindness and rough and tumble can go hand-in-hand.

Lady Bird play:

27 - Tunbridge Wells, The Forum - SOLD OUT
28 - Bristol, Mother’s Ruin - SOLD OUT
29 - Nottingham, Bodega - SOLD OUT
30 - Leeds, Key Club 
31 - Glasgow, Attic - SOLD OUT

02 - Newcastle, Think Tank? - SOLD OUT
03 - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
04 - Manchester, Soup Kitchen - TICKETS
05 - London, Camden Assembly - SOLD OUT

04 - Live At Leeds
05 - Hit The North - TICKETS
9-11 - The Great Escape

26-28 - Truck Festival

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