Brighton-based grit pop trio snake eyes are delighted to reveal the video for their new single ‘40 winks’, which is released on 31st january 2023 via alcopop! records on digital platforms and also via a limited edition run of branded camomile tea bags.
commenting on the new single, vocalist jim heffy says: “i’ve always been a sufferer of insomnia—ruminating on the past, present, and future. the song is a reflection of that. about feeling beaten down by yourself and by the goings on of the world, and a general feeling of helplessness. appreciating the little things can go a long way. a bombastic banger for those operating on 4 hours sleep.”
the official video for the track—as with all of the band’s visuals— was created by drummer thomas coe-brooker, as ever accompanying their music with an always unfurling story in a scrappy, colourful, nostalgic style. think wolf alice, nirvana, blur and pixies, and you start to get the picture.
“we had a bunch of grandiose ideas for this video but decided to keep it simple, fun and satisfying on the eye, cut with the three of us absolutely sending it in a tiny room,” says brooker of the concept for the video. “bonus points if you can pick out the shots that pay homage to micheal slovis (breaking bad & better call saul).”
the three-piece signed to alcopop! records late last year and will be revealing details of further new music and live dates over the coming months, with ‘40 winks’ serving as a first taste of a zippier, more indie-punk leaning sound from the trio.
snake eyes will hit the road on a recently-announced run of march 2023 uk headline tour dates this spring, with tickets on sale now (see below for listings).
snake eyes march 2023 uk headline tour:
09.03.23 – london – the victoria
10.03.23 – southampton – joiners
11.03.23 – bristol – the lanes
13.03.23 – manchester – the castle hotel
14.03.23 – newcastle – bobiks
15.03.23 – leeds – hyde park book club
17.03.23 – brighton – the prince albert