brighton-based grit pop trio snake eyes are delighted to reveal the video for their new single ‘no one is truly cool’, which is released on 2nd march 2023 via alcopop! records.
‘no one is truly cool’ is a song about respect for yourself and others, or rather, a lack of it—in a time when most people are living their lives through their phones, it’s important to remember that nobody is cool all the time.
commenting on the new single, vocalist jim heffy says: "i met a bloke in a band i like at a festival after separately having a really lovely chat with one of their bandmates. he was stand-offish and, to be honest, a bit of a prick, giving proper ‘too cool for school’ vibes. the whole exchange left a bad taste in my mouth.”
“the fake cool guy thing can only go so far. no need for a fake personality. just be real, be yaself. even keith richards puts down the whiskey and cigs sometimes and watches ‘the last of us’ in his pants with a bowl of nik naks like everyone else.”
the official video for the track was created by the band’s drummer and visual director thomas coe-brooker, who explains of the concept: "in keeping with the song, we thought it'd be fun to make a really cool looking video in the least cool of spaces - a family garage. kinda like when you're having band practice as a teenager and you're all really sending it like total bad asses...but ultimately, your mum's seconds from bursting in to tell you it's too loud and that your dinner's ready. that, but with satisfying, nicely framed angles and dreamy in-camera long exposure, 90s style."
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 lead single ‘40 winks’ and ‘no one is truly cool’ serving as the first tastes 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.
aptly coined by the band as ‘grit pop’, snake eyes’ distinguishable sound is supercharged, having already mastered fiery choruses, grungy riffs, and catchy, hollering britpop sensibilities. alongside their mostly upbeat music, vocalist/guitarist jim heffy’s lyrics espouse the values of being kind and the freedom to express yourself no matter who you are.
since launching the band in 2020 snake eyes have noticeably ramped up their individual and collective skills as musicians in a very short space of time, with the maturity of their songwriting and impressive live performances becoming increasingly evident.
the trio burst out of lockdown ravenous for the road, hungry to slog away at as many live shows as they could, so far including a music venue trust and national lottery revive live co-headline tour with james and the cold gun, a host of support runs for gender roles, delta sleep, sick joy, bad nerves and uk album chart toppers don broco, and selling out their own headline record release show in brighton in november 2021.
snake eyes’ main purpose as a band is to forge a bond with like-minded people that find comfort and joy in their songs. only just scratching the surface of what the brighton trio are capable of, in 2023 the band are now looking to grow their reputation as a phenomenal live act to match the energy of their records and spread the word of grit pop everywhere.
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