NARCS have shared a new track, “Empathy The Dog.”
The track is lifted from the band’s second album, A Thinking Animal, scheduled for release on the 8th of July via Clue Records and available to pre-order here.
A brooding yet ferocious track with the brutal line “Every day I pray for civil war, for that moment I can nail your fucking head to the floor”, “Empathy The Dog” feels particularly relevant given the current social and political climate in the UK.
Speaking about the recent EU referendum result, NARCS’ bassist John explains: “A simple equation summed up my fear for the EU referendum result. Boris + Trump + Brexit = impending doom. A few years ago this sum may have seemed a campfire ghost story told by one leftie to another, but this dystopian horror story is bizarrely possible now that we’ve left. Two scapegoats were offered, the immigrant and the unelected bureaucrat in Brussels. Take your pick. Both said to be to blame for the financial and employment downward spiral suffered by the working class.
He adds: “Personally I would rather the United Kingdom was formally tied into the regulation of the European Union than allow the Tories to have any more free reign than they already do to hack away at what’s left of The North. No amount of Wetherspoons beermats or Farage pretending he cares about fish could sway me otherwise.
“All in all, the final result is a loss for progressive beliefs, a loss for multiculturalism and a footstep into uncertain times for all.”
Check out “Empathy The Dog” below.
Catch NARCS live:
Jul 08th: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds [ALBUM LAUNCH]
Jul 09th: 2000 Trees Festival
Jul 16th: The Green Room, Stockton
Jul 25th: Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
Aug 06th: Humber Street Sesh, Hull
Support tour with Kerbdog
Oct 14th: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Oct 15th: Boston Music Room, London
Oct 16th: The Globe, Cardiff