The Coathangers Announce ‘Parasite’ EP & Announce May UK Tour

By Kieran Webber

Atlanta punk trio The CoathangersĀ have announced their new ‘Parasite’ EP set for release 30th June via Suicide Squeeze Records. In addition to this they have also planned a UK tour in May as well as sharing the track ‘Captains Dead’, taken from the EP.

‘Captains Dead’ is a wildly infectiousĀ punk track layered in pop sensibilities that is powered by a triumphant chorus. It boastsĀ The Coathangers ability to make sultry, simple but effective music that will have you smashing the repeat button.

Guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel explained the track, saying: “Easy come, easy go; what you reap is what you sow. Sometimes people that you trust fail you miserably by falling victim to their own ego. They start believing their own hype, fancy themselves a leader, but they lead nothing. It’s based on a personal experience, but this track has taken on a larger meaning given our current political weather. It’s feeling stormy – the ships made out of shit will sink themselves.”

Listen to ‘Captains Dead’ here:

UK Tour Dates:

May Ā 12 UKĀ Manchester Night & Day
May Ā 13 Ā UKĀ Brighton The Joker
May Ā 15 UKĀ Bristol The Exchange
May Ā 16 UKĀ Oxford The Bullingdon
May Ā 17 UKĀ London Oslo
May Ā 18 UKĀ Hastings The Printworks
May Ā 19 UKĀ Leicester The Cookie
May Ā 20 UKĀ Leeds Gold Sounds @ Brudenell Social
May Ā 21 UKĀ Sheffield The Harley
May Ā 23 UKĀ Ramsgate Music Hall

Album Artwork & Tracklist:


1. Parasite (live video)
2. Wipe Out
3. Captainā€™s Dead (stream)
4. Down Down (Alternate Version)
5. Drifter