Comprised of members from various other hotly-tipped DIY projects, Public Body are one of Brighton’s most exhilarating new exports.
Since their 2019 inception, the Permanent Creeps newcomers have been cooking up an intense post-punk sound that combines razor-tight riffs and jolty rhythms, which has earned them plaudits and support slots with Public Practice, Talk Show and Squid.
How would you describe Public Body to a stranger?
“Punk, but not like the Sex Pistols.”
Who are the biggest influences on your sound and why?
“I’d say right now that Uranium Club, Devo and Parquet Courts are my favs. They pretty much have everything I need from rock ‘n’ roll at the moment. I like to try and not be too serious with the lyrics, because expressing feelings or being too introspective is totally not the vibe of my star sign, and I get a lot of that kinda influence from the above bands.”
What was the best gig you’ve played so far?
“We’ve recently had a complete line-up change. Our first show with the band we are now, was at Green Door Store a month or so ago which was with Kerws and Handle. It was great to be playing again after a brief pause.”
You’re based in Brighton – what’s your local music scene like?
“Brighton always has good bands and good vibes coming out of it, although a few venues have closed recently like Sticky Mike’s which were a big part of the scene.”
Who are the THREE other new artists we should listen to right now and why?
“Egyptian Blue (produced by our very own Theo Verney!), Powerplant and Dumb.”
And finally, what does the future hold for Public Body?
“We’re currently legislating for a new release.”