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Rising UK Punks PET NEEDS Announce Brand New Album, "Intermittent Fast Living," Out Feb. 16 Via Xtr

Updated: Apr 17




RISING UK PUNKS PET NEEDS ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW ALBUM,

INTERMITTENT FAST LIVING


MUSIC VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE, “SEPARATION ANXIETY,” NOW STREAMING ONLINE




INTERMITTENT FAST LIVING AVAILABLE VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS

(FRANK TURNER) ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2024


PRE SAVE HERE


London-based independent powerhouse rock label Xtra Mile Recordings and rising Essex punks PET NEEDS have announced details of their forthcoming studio album intended to drop on Friday, February 16, 2024, Intermittent Fast Living (pre-save/pre-add/pre-order HERE). The band’s third studio release builds off the musicians experiences in the industry, Intermittent Fast Living is inspired by the relentless, breathless, stop-start lifestyle PET NEEDS have found themselves living in recent times.


Led by the blazing, punk-bristled offering “Separation Anxiety,” the album’s first single unfolds as a warped interpretation of the traditional love song. With breakneck instrumentals, runaway riffs, and offbeat declarations of undying devotion, “Separation Anxiety” captures PET NEEDS’ fun-focused and frenetic approach to music-making, but also their knack for injecting life’s deeper deliberations into the mix.


“‘Separation Anxiety’ is an unconventional, subverted love song about my wife Lorna,” frontman Johnny Marriott says. “We have been together almost 15 years and had never spent more than two weeks apart until last year. I know Lorna would absolutely cringe at anything too over-sincere, so shouting that I love her more than anyone else does is more her style!” Watch the music video for “Separation Anxiety” HERE.


Founded with humble bedroom-band beginnings by brothers Johnny (vocals) and George (guitar), and later joined by Jack (drums) and Ryan (bass) only a matter of years ago, PET NEEDS’ career has been sky-rocketing ever since the release of their acclaimed debut, Fractured Party Music, in 2021. From getting signed to SOLD OUT shows, rave reviews to rabid fans, and embarking on extensive global tours with the likes of Frank Turner, The Hives, The Lottery Winners, Skinny Lister, and a run on Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise, demand for these four lads from Essex has been on a trajectory with the stratosphere.


But being strapped into the big dipper that is living the rock’n’roll lifestyle most kids can only dream of, while trying to balance a steady family life at home, is not without its challenges. And by perpetually riding around what front man Johnny describes as “a dream-like tornado,” they have found themselves jolting between a life in the fast lane and the security and stillness of being with those they love. Channeling the chaos of their dichotomous lives into their visceral latest work, Johnny explains:


“In the last 18 months, we have been catapulted from steady jobs and playing in our small town local bars to world tours at a million miles an hour. The life we’d grown accustomed to is constantly thrown behind us until it disappears into the distance in our rearview mirror. We thunder forward, show by show, adventure by adventure, until [normal life] returns as a speck on the horizon like an oasis in the desert. Then suddenly we’re home again. I sit content on the sofa with a beer, my wife and our new little puppy wondering what the hell just happened for the last three months.”


From bare-bones scratched out in the sanctity of their spare bedroom into the full-bodied and frenzied final cuts befitting of their third body of work, the songs of Intermittent Fast Living quickly began to take shape. Booking themselves in at Vada Studios with producer and sound engineer George Perks (Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, Mogwai, Skindred), PET NEEDS hunkered down at the residential studio and began “the most creative fortnight of [their] lives.”


“All these songs started life on a battered acoustic guitar in my spare room,” Johnny recalls. “I then took them to my brother and collaborator George, and together we worked them up from ideas into fully arranged, fully-fledged songs. With the band, we transform embryonic ideas into huge songs with incredible arrangements of drums, bass, guitars, and more.”


Like that unexpected snapshot for sale at the end of a theme park ride, Intermittent Fast Living is a rush of adrenaline and a tornado of emotion, a vivid portrait of a band riding high on the rollercoaster that is the rock’n’roll life, and stopping for just a split-second to capture the moment.



Intermittent Fast Living album cover art. Download hi-res HERE.

Intermittent Fast Living track listing: How Are You Separation Anxiety Fingernails The Age That You Were Self Restraint Lucid Sleep When I'm Dead The Optimist Trip The Burning Building Buried Together

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