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Jessie Atkinson
12:11 5th November 2020

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Dead Pony are back and as angry as ever on their brand new cut '23, Never Me'. Chugging, tongue-lashing and totally dancable, this is another weapon in a growing armoury of pop-punk adjacent post-punk that has a lot of potential.

Frontwoman Anna Shields unleashes her best Haley Williams impression on the ebb and flow of this overdriven, hi-hat heavy thrash out against negative energy. It's a continuation of their fuzzy experimentation with emotions like disdain and frustration.

“’23, Never Me’is about cutting ties with toxicity and freeing yourself of negative people and their views”, explains Shields. “We wrote this track when I had come to a point in my life where I was happy with the people that I was surrounded with and how I just absolutely could not be bothered with dabbling in the falsities that often come part and parcel with certain “friendships”. I wanted this song to give the message that it is always okay to stop associating with people who don’t contribute healthily to your friendship or how it is okay to cut toxic and damaging people out of your life”.

'23, Never Me' follows July's widescreen 'Sharp Tongues' and April's 'Everything Is Easy', a track we called "ABBA’s hit ‘Does Your Mother Know’ would sound like if they had swapped the streets of Stockholm for the River Clyde."


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