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Fast-rising Brighton noise-rock band DITZ are pleased to reveal a very special reworking of Canadian poly-math Peaches' hit single 'F*ck The Pain Away' ahead of their very first UK headline tour dates in February 2020, beginning on Valentine's Day and including a London show at The Lexington on 20th February 2020.
The band were also recently announced for TRUCK Festival 2020.
The special reworking is an homage to one of the band's favourite musical disruptors, paying tribute to an artist fearlessly exploring sexuality, gender identity, and queerness, all subjects that DITZ are also keen to highlight through their own songwriting, and are quickly becoming recognised for at a host of international press.
With a shrewd nod to the transient nature of all things and the importance of living for the moment (including, obviously, buying DITZ tickets immediately...), the band will release the track via a time-sensitive download code printed on a decomposing peach, with the secret code only accessible via a livestream video.
Commenting on their choice of track, the band said: "It's such a classic. Loud, proud, obnoxious and just plain funny. With 'F*ck The Pain Away" Peaches
gave the masses some of punk's sex positivity. You can't tell me that pop music today would be the same without Peaches, even though it doesn't have half of her wit. Basically we just did this cover so that peaches would adult-adopt us."
The cover comes ahead of further new music to be revealed by the band in the near future.
DITZ released their latest single 'Total 90' at the tail-end of 2019 (their first for new label Alcopop! Records) picking up plays from BBC Radio
One, BBC 6music, and scoring an A List addition at Amazing Radio
(hitting #2 in the AR chart), an evening playlist addition at Radio
X new music man John Kennedy, as well as support from The iNewspaper, The Line of Best Fit, DORK Magazine, So Young Magazine, Come Play With Me, VISIONS and more.
The video for the track—which sees the band face off against a team consisting of members of friends from Slaves and FUR—was made to highlight discrimination and inequality within football. It was shot at The Dripping Pan, official ground for Lewes F.C. since 1885, and sees the band wearing Altrincham F.C.'s Football vs Homophobia rainbow coloured kit. They were also illustrated especially for the single release by badly-drawn sticker duo Panini Cheapskates.
'F*ck The Pain Away' is out now via a peach which is slowly decomposing at Alcopop! Records HQ. Sorry, Jack.
You've got the juice, now taste the flesh...DITZ live:
14.02.20 - Leicester - The Soundhouse
15.02.20 - Sheffield - Record Junkee
16.02.20 - Birmingham - Hare and Hounds
17.02.20 - Manchester - Yes
18.02.20 - Glasgow - Broadcast
19.02.20 - Leeds - Mabgate Bleach
20.02.20 - London - Lexington
21.02.20 - Brighton - Prince
22.02.20 - Bristol - Old England
01.05.20 — Tunbridge Wells - Forum (w/ JOHN)
31.07.20-02.08.20 - TRUCK Festival
Tickets on sale now: https://www.ditzband.com/
Since their inception, DITZ have been anything but predictable. The quintet have released music irregularly, starting with a three-track EP in 2016 and then following on with a series of singles beginning in 2018. After the release of the EP, the band played constantly in their hometown and in London, honing their craft and growing together as a unit, waiting almost two years before hitting the studio again to record their follow-up, 'Seeking Arrangement'. The track attracted the attention of the UK's independent press with features and praise coming from DIY, Loud & Quiet, and So Young Magazine, and DITZ followed up with 'Gayboy', showing a more serious side as they explored the self-perpetuating anger of bigotry.
The band are most well known for an erratic live show influenced by the hardcore punk and noise rock of the 80s and 90s, which sets them sharply apart from their peers in the UK post-punk scene. As a result, the music the band produce is often obnoxious and urgent, but with an acute sense of dynamic. Vast arrays of guitar effects infuse their punk sound with a more experimental approach, which reaches its freeform apex at the end of the band's live sets.