Regressive Left are the kind of band to garner quite a following simply from word of mouth. Like the rest of us, the band spent the year trapped behind covid restrictions at a time when they should have been taking the world by storm. They’ve finally released a follow-up single to their debut, whetting our appetites for a time when they will once again darken the stage. ‘Take the Hit’ is junkyard, jukebox gold – brightly coloured accents of punk jut out from all sides in the angular new track.
The wriggles and curls of their punchy, art-pop sound explode forth like a pen running riot over a blank white page. As their name suggests, in the landscape of their guerrilla dancefloor hides a pounding political heart. Of the intent behind the single, the band explain “‘Take the Hit’ is about how neoliberalism acts as a shield for irresponsible politicians and greedy profiteers – as we try to disentangle the complex web of capitalism to find the spider at its heart, we end up instead blaming the countless flies that have been trapped along the way.” They are a band who know what they want to say, just as they are a band who know what we want to hear.