Bristol, UK-based band RXPTRS
— who blend rock, metal, punk, and hardcore with a seamlessness that is enviable, creating something that is unique that seethes with boundless energy — have just shared the video for “Demons in My Headphones
.” Watch it here
“Politics, social media, false information, and strong opinions. ‘Demons in My Headphones’ really came at a point where we were nearly done with everything we were seeing and hearing online,” the band explains. “It got to a point where we wanted to drink to drown out the voices on our screens. We live in dangerous times, with false information and opinions being printed like news on social media. Life online feels like tip-toeing through a minefield. Both sides of the coin have been tainted with shady tactics, loud opinions, and mistruths. The song is about not knowing who to trust, the confusion of cancel culture and landing in a mindset that sees the world through a farcical lens.”
The song will appear on the band’s forthcoming album, due out this summer. Stay tuned for more details.
Last year, RXPTRS, who were tipped by Alternative Press as one of 20 UK bands you need to know, announced that they had signed with Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.
RXPTRS (pronounced “Raptors”) are a new wave of British rock. The energetic quintet combines ferocious grit with an ear for melody. Built upon the backdrop of the UK, the fiercely creative, long-term friends set out with a sonic mission statement to not succumb to a single barrier, to push boundaries and go beyond the limit of genres, creating a raw sound that is unmistakably their own. Each raucous track is laced with lyrical depth as RXPTRS lay it all on the line. They state, “Music is a vessel, this is how we channel the experiences that have shaped us. This is how we bare our scars.” Quickly becoming renowned for their explosive live performances, the group’s hardcore following continues to grow. Their workhorse mentality towards touring has seen them light up stages across the UK and Europe alongside the likes of Escape the Fate, King 810, As It Is, Light the Torch, and more. RXPTRS’ visceral energy continues to infect the population as they cut their teeth on the live scene, with no sign of slowing, they’re truly hellbent on showing everyone the way of the RXPTR.
Simon Roach — Vocals
Ian Chadderton — Guitars
Harley Watson — Guitars
Sam Leworthy — Bass
Mat Capper — Drums