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James Mellen
James Mellen

Bristol-based writer, specialising in musings on the world of music and fashion.

Public Body’s debut ‘Big Mess’ is set to arrive on June 9th, and new single ‘No Constraint’ is helping lead the charge

Brighton post-punk starlets Public Body have finally announced their debut album, ‘Big Mess’, set to be a sardonic and dry lens on modern life, driven along by the band’s angular throwback post-punk aesthetic. They also bring a brand-new single: ‘No Constraint’.

‘No Constraint’ is a bewildering but brilliant mesh of post-punk and synth-pop, fast paced and conveying a pop sheen the band haven’t really explored prior to this release. Frontman Seb Gilmore’s delivery is monotonal but still oozes a contained charisma, the subtle voice cracks and shakes adding essential layers of organicity to a track with watertight production. 

Their signature tightly wound sound and erratic instrumentation is, as per usual, executed with biting confidence, leaving Public Body a genuine force to be reckoned with within the post-punk scene.

‘Big Mess’ will arrive on June 9th, via FatCat records.  

Listen to/watch ‘No Constraint’ here: