LA-based post-punk outfit Cuffed Up have today shared new single “Canaries” alongside an accompanyign music video. The band have also announced their signing to Royal Mountain Records, home to Alvvays, Wild Pink, METZ and more.
Darting between chaotic sounds that were found all over the likes of Squid’s debut and blissful melancholy, Cuffed Up create a sound that juxtapose’s beauty with destruction. As the driving groove propels the track along and the guitars screech you can’t help but be encapsulated by the bands tumultuous sound.
The band explains that ““Canaries” is about going down a path that you know is wrong but you keep going because some form of shame is driving you. You’ve put warnings in place, but ignore them when they alert you of danger. Sometimes we become numb to the burdens we carry – “carrying the weight of stones/with pins to his bones” – like the sensation of needles when you cut off circulation. Eventually, we need to come to the realization that “truth is heavier than lies”, that it’s easier to roll over than fight your way out. In order to dig yourself out, you need to be vulnerable with yourself or else you’re just blindly accepting fate as is.“
Listen to the new single below!