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The Snuts take aim at social media in blistering new song, ‘Zuckerpunch’

Take a listen to the group's politically charged new single below

By Elizabeth Aubrey

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The Snuts - CREDIT: Jacob Campbell

The Snuts have returned with a politically charged new single that takes aim at social media – listen to ‘Zuckerpunch’ below.

The latest release is a second taster of new music from the band since last year’s protest single ‘Burn The Empire’. Both follow on from their acclaimed debut, ‘W.L.’, which was released last year.

A statement describes their latest song as “a probe into the detrimental effects of social media on society and its psychological impact.”

You can listen to the new track here:

Speaking about the new track, lead singer Jack Cochrane said: “’Zuckerpunch’s broken beat aesthetic reminisces the sampled-up, 8-track golden age of pre-internet music.”

He continued: “Lyrically, everything is derived from feelings of screen fatigue, social media burn out and an overwhelming sense of anxiety about the fast moving internet world that is becoming closer by the day a part of us.

“It depicts hard hitting messages around the more impactful pitfalls of social media, the internet enmass and the protection of your identity and privacy.”

“I’ve been trying to work out why, that at a time of pure satisfaction I feel the need to trawl social media for that extra dose of validation. Does it matter what I do on stage? Or more, what I do online?

The Snuts are heading out on a short tour this spring, including what will be their biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Brixton Academy.

Check out the dates here:

The Snuts April Tour Dates
27 – Manchester, O2 Academy
28 – Newcastle, Northumbria University SU
30 – London, O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets for the shows are on sale now.