Birmingham Pop Punk Quintet You Know The Drill are pleased to give you ‘Heads Up’, the latest video single from their debut EP ‘Losing Streak’. We loved this track and have named it our Track of the Day!
Vocalist Benji says “This song definitely showcases our poppier side, we love it for that reason; the acoustic break in the middle with the piano is definitely a highlight of the song. The video is a simpler concept, showcasing some of our adventures and shot by our really good mate Joel Plews, who also sings in Best Years. We love how it came out and hope everyone enjoys watching it just as much as we enjoyed making it.”
The band’s aforementioned debut EP, ‘Losing Streak’, saw release via Scylla records in October. With it’s name deriving from a lyric on their lead single, ‘Less Than You’, Yapp expands: “We felt it was a relevant title as it relates to the hard times in life that everyone goes through, where it just seems to be one bad thing after another.” Lyrically they describe the EP as “covering a few different topics: dealing with the pressure put upon yourself from parents and friends to do well with your life, getting past broken relationships and dealing with the loss of a loved one.”
But You Know The Drill aren’t all doom and gloom, the band – completed by Damo Darby on Bass, Brad Potter on Drums and guitarists Jim McCormack & Luke Astley – have a simple mantra: “if it isn’t fun then what’s the point?”. Initially starting out as a hobby and having only previously released a few tracks they regard more as demos, Yapp declares: “We don’t like to take ourselves too seriously and feel that music is very often approached with a straight face, which is why we try to infuse as much fun and laughter into everything we do.”
The EP does however, see the band stepping up their game. Recorded with Drew Lawson at Steel City Studios in Sheffield, the quintet enlisted a little help from their friends in the pop punk community, with Alex Adam of ROAM helping to refine the material; Grant Berry formerly of Me Vs. Hero on mastering duties, and Neck Deep’s Fil Thorpe-Evans lending his skills for the artwork. But, it’s really the songs themselves that are the pop punk guests of honour at this genre summit, You Know The Drill batting for the rafters with their energy laden guitar and drum attack and vocal hooks left, right and centre, particularly so on their big-room-ready choruses.