Reminders Debuts New Album’s Third Single, Companion Video

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Reminders offered audiences yet another preview of its new album this week.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Post Paris Blues‘ and its companion video Friday. The song is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, Best of Beach Punk, which is scheduled for release April 1 through Wiretap Records and Venn Records in the U.K. Album pre-orders are open in the U.S. and UK.

The album has also produced the single,  ‘If You Want It (Don’t Let Me Down)‘ and its companion video, and the lead single, ‘Carousel‘ and its companion video.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Post Paris Blues’ is a DIY/garage punk style composition. That is evidenced through the rough, gritty sound that permeates the arrangement. The especially present bass line in this song and its sound plays into that sound, as does the distinct vocal style.

Front man Leo Dyke talked briefly about the song’s arrangement in a recent interview.

“As a three-piece it can be quite difficult to sound like a full band sometimes,” he said. “This song makes me want to be in a three-piece forever. With guitar, bass and drums firing on all cylinders like in this song, you really don’t need anything else.”

The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement is existential to a point, according to Dyke.

“I wrote this song on the stroke of turning eighteen and it’s about being truly honest with yourself about what you want,” Dyke said. “I think with social media it is so easy to plug into somebody’s life and compare it to yours and romanticise it. It can be a really dangerous thing to do, but it’s a very easy trap to fall into.

“This song came about because I was unhappy with a girlfriend at the time, and I saw an Instagram post from a girl I used to see and her new boyfriend in Paris,” added Dyke. “I guess at the time I wished I were him, or at least in their position, and the song recounts some of the fond memories I had with her, whilst feeling a little uncomfortable that it was so long ago, and yet here I am, still thinking about it. I felt as though I was missing out on so much, and I’d love to be in their position, reeling with ‘Post Paris Blues’.

The video for ‘Post Paris Blues’ features the band performing its new single in a tight studio setting and blends that footage with the story of what is seemingly the band members recalling their own childhoods. That is this critic’s interpretation.

In other news, Reminders is in the midst of a tour in support of its new album. The band is taking some time off before continuing the tour, which now starts March 29/ Tickets for the tour’s remaining dates are available here and the tour’s remaining dates are noted below.

Reminders 2022 Live Dates:

29/03/22 – Southampton, Heartbreakers (w/ Bad Nerves)

30/03 – Northwich, The Salty Dog

31/03 – Leeds, Boom

01/04 – Newcastle, The Black Bull

02/04 – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint

04/04 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge

09/04 – Brighton, The Pipeline

More dates TBA

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Reminders Debuts New LP’s Second Single, Companion Video

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Punk band Reminders debuted the second single from its new album and the song’s video this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘If You Want It (Don’t Let Me Down)‘ and its companion video Friday. The song and its video are the second from the band’s forthcoming album, Best of Beach Punk, which is scheduled for release April 1 through Wiretap Records and Venn Records in the U.K.

Reminders premiered its new album’s lead single, ‘Carousel‘ and its companion video last month.

The musical arrangement featured in Reminders’ new single is a change of sound and style from the band’s then latest single. Where that song was distinctly energetic in its approach, this song’s arrangement is more contemplative, even with its energy. It is still infectious with its instrumental and vocal harmonies.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the premiere of the band’s new single and video. This critic’s own interpretation from what can be deciphered sans lyrics, is that it is sung from the standpoint of someone who does not want others to have certain expectations of him. That person just wants others to be there for him as he tries to be there for them even being who he is. Again, this is just this critic’s interpretation.

In other news, Reminders is in the midst of a tour in support of its new album. The band is taking some time off before continuing the tour March 30. Tickets for the tour’s remaining dates are available here and the tour’s remaining dates are noted below.

Reminders 2022 Live Dates:

30/03 – Northwich, The Salty Dog

31/03 – Leeds, Boom

01/04 – Newcastle, The Black Bull

02/04 – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint

04/04 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge

09/04 – Brighton, The Pipeline

More dates TBA

More information on Reminders’ new album, single, video, and tour is available along with all of Reminders’ latest news at:

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Reminders Announces Debut Album Release Date; Debuts Albums Lead Single, Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Independent punk band Reminders is scheduled to release its debut album this spring.

The band is scheduled to release its album, Best of Beach Punk April 1 through Wiretap Records (U.S.) and Venn Records (U.K.). In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Carousel‘ and its companion video Wednesday.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Carousel’ is a work that will appeal easily to fans of the pop punk from the mid to late 1990s. The song’s lyrical theme is a contemplative commentary about life in general according to front man Leo Dyke.

“I would literally sit and watch the wheels go round, having mundane, dull thoughts while getting sunburnt and watching other people enjoy their summer,” said Dyke. “Everyone’s on a different carousel—it’s a metaphor asking if the routine you’re stuck in that’s going round and round will ever break, or if you just sit there and let it continue to happen.”

The video for ‘Carousel’ features the band in a basement setting as it performs its new single. The presentation seems to help illustrate the DIY approach taken to the song’s musical arrangement and that is so familiar with so much punk rock.

In other news, Reminders has announced a new live run. The tour is scheduled to launch Feb. 10 in Worcester, Drummonds and to run through April 9 in Brighton, The Pipeline. More dates are expected for announcement soon.

The band’s current live dates are noted below. Tickets are available here.

Reminders 2022 Live Dates:

10/02 – Worcester, Drummonds

11/02 – London, New Cross Inn

12/02 – Bristol, The Crofters Rights

19/02 – Isle of Wight, Strings

30/03 – Northwich, The Salty Dog

31/03 – Leeds, Boom

01/04 – Newcastle, The Black Bull

02/04 – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint

04/04 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge

09/04 – Brighton, The Pipeline

More dates TBA

More information on Reminders’ new album, single, video, and tour is available along with all of Reminders’ latest news at:

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/rmndrstheband

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to https://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.