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Social Contract

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Social Contract

South London band Social Contract return with new politically driven single 'Common Tongue', the title track from their upcoming debut EP set to release this spring via Beatnik Creative.

'Common Tongue' is the story a "new build" community turned sour over the decades. It is a raw and spell-binding tale of the post-war new towns movement in England and how the years left those cities to fend for themselves as government funding was cut down. Telford born lead singer Josh Eggerton, recounts his own experience as a witness to this decay: "In the spring of 2016 I travelled back home to the West Midlands to visit family. During my time there I saw first hand how much of an effect the Brexit campaign had in the surrounding areas on all classes, and how the Leave movement had allowed racist slurs back into society. I overheard a group of people talking in a pub about growing up in their town (a new build) blaming minorities for the downfall of their town".

"Is it a common interest or is it the common tongue?" literally translates "do you share the same interests with the person sat next to you, or are you just agreeing with them because you share the same language, skin colour and culture."

Alongside 'Common Tongue', the band also releases a music video for the single, starring Matt Arnold, directed by Social Contract's Josh Eggerton and edited by Ruby Brown at MCBANE.

Social Contract was initially founded online by Josh and Scott Roach (guitarist) while Josh was looking for housing in London. Bonding over their mutual love of music they began writing music that reflected the environment they lived and later quenching a ferocious thirst for playing live, they decided to recruit fellow musicians Bisque Wemyss (Drums) and Chris Coward (Bass).

Their incredible live sets on the New Cross scene quickly gained them an underground reputation, securing them slots supporting JAWS at Scala, and later being asked to join them on their November tour in 2017.

Previous releases 'Citizen' and 'Six Pips' followed, which gathered high praise and comparisons to Future Islands and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Recently signed to indie record label Beatnik Creative, the South London quartet is now getting ready to release their upcoming EP 'Common Tongue' later this Spring, sure to cement their position as one of the most exciting alternative bands around right now.

"A great deal of bite" - DIY

"Capable and confident of holding their own" - Little Indie Blogs

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