A weighty bassline and piercing guitar introduce Egyptian Blue’s new single ‘Collateral’, released yesterday (16 May) on Yala! Records. Wholly post-punk and with that fuzzed-up, bubbling rage some of our favourite new bands are exhibiting right now (Murder Capital, Talk Show), it’s a fantastic new statement from the Brighton band.
The single comes with news that Egyptian Blue will release their debut EP Collateral Damage on 21 June. With a dark, industrial vibe and sinister shared vocals, the post-punk outfit shine on ‘Collateral’, which is one of four songs that will appear on their first EP.
Anxious and propulsive, the single was written when co-frontman Andy Buss visited a friend who’d “fallen in love with someone he met online,” but, due to social anxiety, “was coming to terms with the realisation that they’d never be able to meet it person.”
“It broke my heart,” Buss added.
The other songs on the forthcoming EP are born from overheard snippets of conversation encountered on nights out. Hear the confused euphoria and anxious intoxication on ‘Collateral’, and be prepared for June’s EP.
Egyptian Blue play All Points East on May 25, and YES Festival in Manchester on May 26.