Welsh pop punk quintet Seven Stories High have announced their sophomore EP Deadweight will be out November 24th. To celebrate, the band have released the lead single, “Apathy”, available below.
“Deadweight is based on the Greek myth of King Midas, who is given the power to turn everything to gold with a touch, which then backfires when he turns his daughter into gold. Our adaption of this focuses on struggles of mental health,” declares Seven Stories High vocalist Rhys Hyett-Ferrier of the quintet’s newly announced sophomore EP, continuing: “The artwork features a crown which symbolises power, wealth and status – which are supposed to make us happy. However, the title ‘Deadweight’ is juxtaposed to that, showing that sometimes the things that are supposed to make us happy are our heaviest burdens.”
Completed by Matt Davies and Charlie Porter on Guitar, Kallum Brain on Bass and Dave Bevan on Drums, the Swansea crew’s name came quite literally, explains Hyett-Ferrier: “We were on the seventh floor of the flat and wrote a lyric about bein, seven stories high. When we needed to finally name the band, the lyric became more than that; we realised that Dave, Matt and I had been in bands with six different singers, making this line-up the seventh ‘story’.” Intent on acting as a beacon of positivity, they explain: “The world is in a horrible place right now and we appreciate the important role art plays in holding a mirror up to the present, sparking conversation and positive change. We pour everything we have into our live shows and it makes our day jobs worth the grind.”
Lead single on the new EP by Seven Stories High ‘Deadweight’. Available 24th of November. Pre-order now here! https://sevenstorieshigh.bandcamp.com/album/deadweight