Brit alt-rockers Lovebites have revealed details of their debut EP! Social Hell is set for release on July 20 through the bands’ own Sabbath City Records.
The band came together in the summer of 2017 and comprised of former members of SHARKS, Foes and Octane OK. Hailing from Black Sabbath city Birmingham, the quartet (bassist Christian O’Reilly, vocalist/guitarist Jack Perry, drummer Marcus Williams and guitarist David Robinson) take influence from the rock icons of the past including The Police, The Replacements, The Rolling Stones and The Who.
Christian explains; “Writing for the EP commenced in late 2017, once we had David on board. We felt the extra guitar, focusing mainly on lead parts & counter melodies, would give us more of a chance to explore different avenues and sounds. I knew David played guitar and loved rock & roll music, so it was a no-brainer to ask him to come along for a jam. The band definitely felt complete once David was on board, it felt like a gang straight away.”
Jack adds of the themes behind the EP; “It’s a contradiction, but an honest portrayal of our modern world. We unlock our souls into a medium which focuses on other peoples lives as opposed to our own. We constantly compare each other’s lives, effectively sucking the spontaneity out of everything. Do “likes” actually make you feel better? Is it love or an evil touch?
“Although it’s quite a jeer towards our current state of society, it’s also an understanding that if we don’t follow, we get left behind. The lyrics on the record are sarcastically dark (“a humble abode, it crumbles although were ‘better’ now”) and asks a serious question to ourselves. Is our world of ‘better’ technology and social media actually making us better human beings? We beg to differ but welcome any opinion.”
Check out the title track Social Hell below;