Credit: Sinead Ferguson
Words: Richard Cobb
Glasgow’s Pizza Crunch are topping off an impressive year (for them) with a three-track debut EP ‘Off Their Heads’ which they served up yesterday (November 16). The EP comprises of the alt-rock band’s first two singles ‘Fraud’, the disturbingly apt ‘Twelve Month Seasonal Depression’, and new slice ‘La Tour De Carol’ rounding off a quick-fire debut.
Summarising the Arctic Monkeys & Spector sounding record, frontman Ewan Hearns says: "It reflects a period of life rife with hedonism that most young people experience, hence the name 'Off Their Heads'. 'Fraud' very much takes you through the peak of the recklessness, 'Twelve Month Seasonal Depression' has a look at the consequences and 'La Tour De Carol' is written about a place I went two years ago after we went there as a band. It sort of looks back, acknowledging we didn't appreciate its beauty enough. A bit like all those years we spent blindly pished."
The release marks the band’s maiden voyage with new kids on the block, Liverpool’s Disobedient Records. Label founder Daniel Thomas seems suitably buzzing about his first acquisition: "I started Disobedient Records to support up and coming independent acts, and I've been a massive fan of Pizza Crunch for the past couple of months. They were the first band I contacted, and I can't wait to work more with the lads."
There’s no escaping that 2020’s been a rocky ride for even the most established of bands, let alone a new band trying to find their feet. It’s a credit to Pizza Crunch that they’ve managed to keep the fires burning and pull this EP out the oven.
Check out the EP below.