Despite being locked-down, Oxford rockers RICHARD DAVIES & THE DISSIDENTS have come up with a great video for their debut single, and they’re premiering it exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
’21st Century Man’ is taken from Davies and co’s first solo album Human Traffic, which is being released through Bucketfull Of Brains Records via Proper Music on 12 June.
“’21st Century Man’ is about confronting change,” says Davies. “It’s a song about how the eras in our lives fold into each other and how we relate to the modern world – might as well get blazed!”
Formerly guitarist with Camden indie rockers Tiny Monroe and alt-country poster boys The Snakes, not to mention stints with Peter Perrett and Glen Matlock, Davies recorded the album over two-and-half years with The Dissidents, who feature Last Great Dreamers bassist Tim Emery, ex-Mega City Four drummer Chris Cannon, guitarist Nick Beere and keyboardist Neil Scully in their ranks.
The band, who’ve been described as the meeting-point between Johnny Thunders and Tom Petty, were due to be playing their first gigs round about now, but COVID-19 put paid to that. Plans are afoot, however, to get the band on the road as soon as possible.
’21st Century Man’ will be released digitally on Friday 22 May and will be available on Spotify and all the usual platforms.
Human Traffic is available to pre-order here.
Pic by Richard Markham