|Photo by Carissa Johnson
Boston garage punks Nervous Eaters started out in the mid 70's and have been having a resurgence as of late (including a Boston Music Awards nomination for Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year!) The longstanding band's latest single, "Kelly's Sixteen," is inspired by a teenager contemplating self-harm. It's the kind of song that is both a rough punk song and a melodic power pop song. It kind of sounds like the early proto-punk of Alice Cooper, the best of the Ramones, and the melody of The Beatles. It's definitely the type of song that could be heard as an upbeat rock/pop song if you don't pay attention to the lyrics (thank god for the press release on this one!)
Bassist Brad Hallen says of the new single:
"Social media platforms are a cesspool of narcissism and studies show that young people have been taking their own lives more commonly as a result of all this exposure to it. We all need more human-to-human contact instead of relationships with our phones, and through our music, we're encouraging listeners to spread that message."
You can watch the video for "Kelly's Sixteen" below. The song is available as a single via Wicked Cool Records. For more on Nervous Eaters, check out the band's website.