We love it every time this moment comes around, when Derby’s Death Of The High Street get together another incendiary new single release for our aural gratification, particularly so this time around as latest single ‘Not Fair’ is extra-special, with electric, industrial, post-punk guitar lines and complicated affection being the order of the day.
A slight departure from the group’s previous material, ‘Not Fair’ revolves more explicitly about a staunch melody, as opposed to DOTHS usual outright ragingly passionate proclivity, encouraging frontman and lyricist Scott Baxter to sing a few bars (I mean, blink and you’ll miss it still) rather than go flat out with their regular spoken-word type delivery. The track’s personal subject matter may be reason for this change of tack, deliberating the messy, emotionally tangled tug-of-war of long-term relationships and leaving alone the urge to spit and splutter at society for a bit.
‘Not Fair’ is Death Of The High Street’s sixth single release and a solid addition to the band’s astounding canon of the punk rock political and the human. It’s out to listen to and enjoy right now. And if you can hold onto your seats for a while longer, a brand new video for the track is due out on the 16th February 2023. You can hear the track on Spotify at the link below: