Teen band Anorak Patch share new single 'Paris Will Be Paid For' Debut EP 'By Cousin Sam' out 29/04

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Debut EP By Cousin Sam Out 29th April via Nice Swan Records

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Praise for Anorak Patch: “The Colchester quartet’s first offering for tastemaker label Nice Swan stands up as a vital, visceral cut from a band of any demographic.” - DIY

"Anorak Patch are unquestionably an alternative godsend” - So Young

“[‘Delilah] one of the best singles of the year: its combination of urgency, dissonance, vocal phrasing, lyrical empathy and a formidable rhythm section add up to something that’s incredibly powerful and instantly addictive.” - The Sunday Times (Breaking Act)

“Anorak Patch and fellow female-fronted acts such as Wet Leg are here to shake up the male-dominated post-punk scene” - The Independent

With debut EP By Cousin Sam out at the end of this month, teenagers Anorak Patch have shared new single ‘Paris Will Be Paid For’. By Cousin Sam is out 29th April via Nice Swan Records - pre-order here.

On the new single, guitarist Oscar said, “Paris will be paid for is a song of ours which combines pop hooks and more off kilter music. It's at a constant tempo however it changes time signatures multiple times throughout the song. It makes it wonky and the more melodic parts can sort of too because of that.”

He adds, “The lyrics, like the music itself, are absurd and silly. Nothing is taken too seriously and is all very tongue in cheek and a joke. We find lyrics don't often have to be about much, as long as the syllables fit and there's a nice melody.”

Listen to ‘Paris Will Be Paid For’ HERE

Debut EP By Cousin Sam is out 29th April 2022, and it’s about nothing in particular, with tracks that are bold, pretty, and influenced by repetition. It’ll be released by Nice Swan Records that have worked with some of the UK’s hottest new acts including Sports Team, English Teacher, Silverbacks, FUR, Courting, Malady, and more.


It’ll include previous singles ‘Irate’ (here), ‘Blue Jeans’ (here), ‘Delilah’ (here), and latest track ‘Cousin Sam’ (here) - further proof of why Anorak Patch are one of the UK’s most exciting bands to emerge in recent times, with The Sunday Times calling ‘Delilah’ “one of the best singles of the year”.

They’re set to support Lime Garden at a sold out show at The Social on 28th April, and confirmed for Are You Listening, and Hanwell Hootie Festivals. Tour dates below.

Anorak Patch are: Effie Lawrence, Vocals/Keyboards (17) Eleanor Helliwell, Bass (16) Oscar Ryland, Guitar (18) Luca Ryland, Drums/Vocals (15)

Pre-order By Cousin Sam HERE

Anorak Patch Live Dates: 28th April - The Social, London (Supporting Lime Garden) SOLD OUT 6th May - Hanwell Hootie Festival, Ealing - Tickets Here 7th May - Are You Listening Festival, Reading - Tickets Here


By Cousin Sam out 29th April via Nice Swan Records

Pre-order Here

1.Intro 2.Cousin Sam 3.Paris Will Be Paid For 4.Irate 5.Delilah 6.Blue Jeans 7.Pollyfiller

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