Brutalligators release 2 minute punk racer ahead of debut album, due on November 5th

By Dom Smith
By October 1, 2021 London, News

After a successful few lead singles, Brutalligators are set to release the 3rd single from their debut album, ‘This House Is Too Big, This House Is Too Small’. Coming in at 79 seconds long, Protect Yr Own follows their tradition of sub 2 minute punk songs where they can get angry about how awful people are. Something they won’t have any shortage for anytime soon.

The Hertfordshire based pile of limbs, Brutalligators, formed in the dying embers of 2016 by vocalist Luke Murphy, guitarist Paul Wade, bassist Simon Lee and drummer Rhys Kirkman. Taking cues from midwestern emo bands like The Promise Ring, high-energy punk like PUP and heart-on-sleeve Australian indie like The Hard Aches, Brutalligators mix it together to play energetic and happy sounding songs about heartbreak, life going wrong and all of the injustices in the world today.

Produced by Tom Hill (Muttering, Death Goals, Modern Rituals) in 2020, the brand new single, Protect Yr Own, was written in response to the current UK prime minister, Boris Johnson. Discussing it, frontman Luke Murphy states; “It may not come as a surprise to anyone that we aren’t a fan of the tories. Protect Yr Own is a cynically angry song, but it’s a pretty tame response to the utter shitshow that is Boris Johnson. This song was written pretty early into the pandemic, and seeing Boris’ posh smug face every week talking about ‘saving the NHS’ and ‘protecting the futures of our children’, suggesting that he ever did anything to support anybody below his own class was pretty galling.”


3rd November – Le Pub, Newport*
4th November – Subside, Birmingham*
5th November – The Pipeline, Brighton*
6th November – Fest Shalom, London*
12th November – The Blue Moon, Cambridge^

*supported by Buds.
^supported by Fightmilk

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