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NEWMEDS Connect Crohn’s Disease & Climate Change On New Single ‘Twenty Three’

27th November 2020

Hull punks NEWMEDS have released their new single ‘Twenty Three’ which is out now and available to stream on all good DSPs.

Stream and share: http://hyperurl.co/NEWMEDSTwentyThree

The band’s long-awaited debut EP Nothing Is Heavier Than The Mindwill be released on 13th November 2020 via Man Demolish Records.

A candid reflection on vocalist Nick Cobley’s personal struggles with Crohn’s Disease, and also a poignant comment on the link between the way we often unknowingly harm both ourselves and the planet through mindless consumption, the new single is another galloping slab of trademark punk’n’roll from the quartet.

“I’ve struggled with Crohn’s since I was 12 and at around the age of 23 I really struggled to come to terms with being ill,” explains Cobley. “Everything we eat, consume and do in this time and age can be harmful. I feel like it’s mainly about the poison we put in our bodies every day without realising, but also about the things we continue to do knowing they are harmful for ourselves and for the world.”

Building up to an apocalyptic breakdown signifying the end of the world, Cobley’s gut-wrenching vocal refrain sounds out the end of the song: We’re all just grains of sand / A drop in the ocean, a mix of chemicals / No faith, no purpose or meaning / Poisoning the air, that we’re breathing. 

“It’s a reminder that our time here is short,” says Cobley, “that we are lucky to be here, and that it was a complete accident that we ever were in the first place.”

The EP’s lead single and title track was released last month and picked up support from Kerrang! Radio, Dead Press!, Bring The Noise, VISIONS Magazine, Allschools, The Punk Site and more.

Debut EP Nothing Is Heavier Than The Mind released 13th November 2020