By Kieran Webber

Atlanta punk trio The Coathangers 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 infectious punk track layered in pop sensibilities that is powered by a triumphant chorus. It boasts 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  12 UK Manchester Night & Day
May  13  UK Brighton The Joker
May  15 UK Bristol The Exchange
May  16 UK Oxford The Bullingdon
May  17 UK London Oslo
May  18 UK Hastings The Printworks
May  19 UK Leicester The Cookie
May  20 UK Leeds Gold Sounds @ Brudenell Social
May  21 UK Sheffield The Harley
May  23 UK Ramsgate Music Hall

Album Artwork & Tracklist:


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