U.K. punk band Weatherstate have returned, following the release of their debut album Born A Cynic, with their new single, and video, “Current Dose.”
Weatherstate are preparing for the release of their second album later in the year, having spent a good amount of the pandemic working on new material and collaborating with Four Year Strong’s Alan Day to remotely produce some of their new tracks.
Regarding “Current Dose,” the band says, “It was actually one of the first songs we wrote for the new record and the first we worked on with Alan Day. It’s one of the grittiest songs we’ve written to date. We ended up tuning the guitars super low on one side and leaning into the riffs with Alan.”
They say the noisy bridge was inspired by Nirvana’s “Drain You,” with the band spraying deodorant cans into microphones in the studio to produce the effect.
“The music video is our most ambitious to date and part of the arching story we’ve been telling for the best part of this year,” they say. “It was a pleasure bringing so many ideas to life and swinging for the o-zone in terms of ambition (literally and figuratively) with our long-time director Ben Pollard. We simply wanted to divulge into this tongue-in-cheek/B-movie space adventure, and we couldn’t be more stoked on how it turned out. Just nonsense, really.”
Watch the video for “Current Dose” here:
Photo courtesy of Weatherstate.