South coast grit pop trio snake eyes are back with more music in the form of the effervescent and uplifting ‘happy pills’, which is bound to up your serotonin levels upon listening. “This was another track born out of lockdown freedom/boredom and a simple, high energy rock tune,” says vocalist and guitarist Jim Heffy. “It’s a song about antidepressants and self-love really. At one point, I relied on them heavily for anxiety and I felt like I was the only person having a bad time and that nobody understood, which is not true of course. It’s great that mental health is something that’s openly spoken about these days but medication isn’t the only solution. You’ve gotta love yaself!”
The track follows on from the recently-released ‘dig’, which was snake eyes’ first release with UK indie Killing Moon Records and received radio spins on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music, as well as love from the likes of Rock Sound.
snake eyes have also just launched “the hard luck club” through discord – it’s their safe space fan-led community in which people can make like-minded friends and have lots of fun. snake eyes will be sharing club exclusives and hanging out loads.
Kicking some punk attitude in with their grunge and brit pop influences (think hints of Nirvana, blur, Reuben, a dusting of Wolf Alice & a splash of Weezer), snake eyes self-produced their first EP but this time around have collaborated with friend and producer James Simpson (Indoor Pets). Dan Coutant (Drug Church, War on Women, Gnarwolves) delivered on the mastering mystery magic.
The live-music-prohibiting events of 2020 meant that snake eyes launched with merely one gig under their collective belt, but you can bet your bottom dollar that this time round you’ll be able to catch snake eyes in actual real life, blowin’ ya noggins off as they rip rock shows up and down the UK. Various support slots and festival appearances have already been announced, as well as a short run of gigs with WACO.
19/08/2021 • brighton, the prince albert • w/ bellevue days
04/09/2021 • london • soma festival
18/09/2021 • brighton, green door store • 234fest (free show)
06/10/2021 • exeter, cavern club • w/ gender roles
07/10/2021 • bristol, exchange • w/ gender roles
08/10/2021 • southampton, the loft • w/ gender roles
09/10/2021 • bournemouth, the anvil • w/ gender roles
12/10/2021 • guildford, the boileroom • w/ gender roles
29/10/2021 • london, the shacklewell arms • w/ gender roles
30/10/2021 • brighton, the hope & ruin • w/ gender roles
19/11/2021 • norwich, voodoo daddy’s showroom • w/ pin ups
22/11/2021 • sheffield, record junkee • w/ waco
23/11/2021 • manchester, star & garter • w/ waco
24/11/2021 • chester, the live rooms • w/ waco
25/11/2021 • huddersfield, the parish • w/ waco
26/11/2021 • newcastle, think tank • w/ waco
27/11/2021 • nottingham, billy bootleggers • w/ waco
28/11/2021 • birmingham, the flapper • w/ waco