Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Pet Needs - "Separation Anxiety"

Photo by Vanessa Sollner

Essex based Pet Needs have released a new song that is fast and abrasive punk wrapped around a gushy love song. "Separation Anxiety" is a melodic punk song that speeds through the verses and gets even faster for the guitar solo, but slows down a bit for the chorus. It's a fun, breakneck speed love song that reminds me of the Buzzcocks. Punk love songs are nothing new, but they are rarely this hard or fast. Even the legends get at least a little softer for a love song, but apparently no one sent Pet Needs the memo.

Frontman Johnny Marriott says of the new song:

“‘Separation Anxiety’ is an unconventional, subverted love song about my wife Lorna. We have been together almost 15 years and had never spent more than two weeks apart until last year. I know Lorna would absolutely cringe at anything too over-sincere, so shouting that I love her more than anyone else does is more her style!”

You can watch the video for "Separation Anxiety" below. Intermittent Fast Living is due out February 16 on Xtra Mile Recordings. For more on Pet Needs, check out the band's website.

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