After a relatively quiet 2017, The New Tusk are back with their second single of the year, which happens to be a blistering garage rock banger. Following on from ‘Tarmac’ released earlier this year, the singles are the first notable releases since their first full-length album Sloom debuted in 2016. ‘Bottle Caps’ marks an instant reminder of what everyone’s been missing, with a quiet opening quickly thwarted by singer Max Cleworth’s assertive vocals. The next 2 minutes fly by as testament to the urgency of the track, which perfectly blends melodic guitar riffs with an aggressive core provided by bassist Seb Gilmore and drummer Nick Wells, flawlessly epitomising well-executed garage rock which is all-familiar with The New Tusk.
Despite their regular recent activity, the band declared days after the release of ‘Bottle Caps’ that their show with Pkew Pkew Pkew at Sticky Mike’s in Brighton would sadly be their last (how could they toy with our emotions like this?!). It’s not all bad news though, as the band have also announced a new album The Big Drag which will be released August 3rd on cassette via drummer Wells’ label Hanger Records.
Check out the song’s accompanying homemade video, featuring Gender Roles bassist and pal Jared Tomkins below: