Getitgotitgood is the second single that will feature in BURNT TAPES upcoming emotionally reflective and environmentally focussed EP, Grower. The single will be released on August 7th and comes with a music video by Luigi Sibona, filmed at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston.
Instead of releasing their upcoming EP on a CD or vinyl record, the 4 tracks will be available alongside a small Beech tree that can be planted, in efforts to help the local environment and climate change. The EP will be out on September 4th.
As guitarist, Phil, explains: “We wanted to do something a little different, more sustainable and planet-friendly. Something you can plant and nurture, and watch grow. Don’t get me wrong, we love a good band t-shirt! But we need more green spaces in order to tackle the climate emergency, and hopefully, we can raise more awareness about this through this initiative. And most of all provide you with some wholesome family fun”.
The pandemic may have put a halt on the plans of Burnt Tapes US/UK and EU festival and tours, this year, but this hasn’t stopped them pushing on with new music, social activism and sustainability.
“Everyone’s been affected in very different ways by Corona. We are fortunate to have been healthy during this time, and we have tried to use it to reflect on ourselves and the world around us.” said Phil.
Alongside the upcoming EP, Burnt Tapes also released some acoustic songs for the Black Minds Matter charity.
Grower and the Beech Tree package will be available for pre-order on the Lockjaw Records from the 7th August.
Burnt Tapes are a four-piece melodic punk rock band based in London, UK, known for creating their own unique brand of ‘regret punk’. Inspired by emotive heavy-hitters like Iron Chic and Polar Bear Club, their 2017 EP Alterations was a 6-track gruff-punk gem, loaded with hooks and tattoo-worthy lyrical twists.
Burnt Tapes met as teenagers in Athens, Greece; serendipitously migrating to London before forming the band in 2014. Their Wasted History demo was self-released that year.
Since then, they have played over 100 shows across Europe, sharing stages with the likes of Red City Radio, Pkew Pkew Pkew, The Penske File, Nothington and The Bombpops, as well as exciting audiences at Manchester Punk Festival, Washed Out Fest and Rebellion Festival, to name just a few. In 2017, Burnt Tapes released Alterations via Lockjaw Records and Umlaut Records. They’ve followed it in 2019 with their debut album Never Better.
Does my mouth taste like medicine
Are you eating man you’re looking thin
Poked a hole in your winter coat
Now you’re stuck here in stereo
I saw you in my sleep the last two nights
Things didn’t look much better
Heard you cry through a paper wall
You’re still stuck here in stereo
I’ve spent too long, coming undone
Found a black hole behind a false wall
Spent the summer in a snow storm
Found me passed out on your parent’s basement floor
I don’t know you anymore
What if I don’t have the heart tonight
I’ve crumbled one too many times
Hung up on a dial tone
Broken words down the telephone
You don’t seem to want to understand