This is the million dollar question on the lips of West Yorkshire based As Sirens Fall. Their third release in six months sees their heaviest release to date released on May 15th with ‘Puppy Squad’ — don’t let the name deceive you. If anything could sum up the spirit of As Sirens Fall, this is it. Never ever underestimate the underdog and if you thought for a second you knew exactly who this band are, tear that bible up and burn it until it is nothing but ash. As Sirens Fall are quite possibly the most exciting band in Britain right now.
Speaking of latest single ‘Puppy Squad’, vocalist Mikey Lord notes: “I wrote the lyrics to this song when I was all full up with rage – but also filled with hope. This is a song about escaping toxic relationships, be they romantic or otherwise. For a very long time I felt trapped with manipulative, agenda-driven people who made me feel like a sidekick – like I was small and worthless. It was dressed up as love, but it was all fake. Nothing I did was ever good enough. Who I was didn’t feel good enough. My world felt so small and as if at any minute everything was going to fall apart around me. I felt like I had lost touch entirely with who I am. I had to fight really hard to get away from that and to get back to me, and I LOVED the idea that as small as they made me feel I could still fight back – a tiny, adorable little dog baring his teeth and taking back control.“
Gut pounding drums beat into your very soul as this track drops with the most aggressive, ambitious riffs we’ve seen so far from the lads. Lord’s erratic vocals smash against this with as much ferocity as a tidal wave in a thunderstorm, the frenzy is nothing like we’ve ever experienced from As Sirens Fall. You can taste the angst like iron on your lips. This doesn’t mean that we’ve lost his signature soaring voice, certainly not. Just wait until that chorus drops, and you too will ‘come alive again’.
There is a hopeful fury to this track that is simply delicious: if you’ve ever been wronged, betrayed or straight up bullied by anyone in your life and you want to fight back, this is definitely the song for you.
As Sirens Fall release ‘Puppy Squad’ on May 15th 2020.