Brighton-based trio Demob Happy are back with a rollicking new record, one that plumbs the depths of the human soul via Josh Homme-worshipping riffs and off-kilter hooks; the sort that will pinball around the brain for days on end. With their sophomore LP ‘Holy Doom’ out now via SO Recordings, we had a brief chat with the band to dig a little deeper.
Most recent single ‘Loosen It’ is incredible. How did the track come about?
“Thank you! I think we had the riff floating around our heads, and like we always do we just started playing it and started building on it, adding more and more layers. I don’t think it took that long in the end. We were just writing as much as possible, so we demoed it then moved on.”
How did Demob Happy start out?
“Friends with a dream and a desire to not work in call centres.”
What inspired your name?
“My mam suggested it. True story.”
Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?
“That remains pretty consistent: The Beatles, QOTSA, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac and Lindisfarne.”
Any other new artists you have played with and would recommend?
“We’re taking Sœur away on tour with us – those guys are great! Also, Heirloom from Brighton. They’re playing the Brighton show and they boogie hard.”
And finally, what does the future hold for Demob Happy?
“One more step up the ladder to self-realisation and world domination!”