Social conventions break us down, SINGLE: BAITS – Shed Your Skin
by Walter Price
Straight outta Vienna, ‘sunny grunge‘ rocknrollers BAITS come out swinging with their hook-heavy new track “Shed Your Skin”. A dynamite bubble gum garage rocker that gives backbone to the effort of YOU foregoing conformity and to start being who you want you to be. There’s only one you, do it your way. Full of jangle and sneaky brilliant guitar shredding and vocalist DeeSchnur’s knack for harnessing that hallowed Southern California punk rock delivery, this song is going to shake things up.
Know you only did your best
To raise me proud
Make me strong and loud
Now I gotta change the game
For I just wanna be understood
Social conventions break us down
Molding me into a clown
Will I ever lose the fear?
Shed my skin, break the mold
As if this self-empowering message wasn’t enough, the accompanying music video is a retro video game lover’s wet dream. In its 8-bit glory, created by the band’s drummer FAZO, this film is a blast from the past that’ll put one of those ear-to-ear Cheshire cat grins on your beatific face. Fair warning, you’ll have to watch it a few times or more to catch all the clever pixelated action.
“Shed Your Skin” (Numavi Records) is from the band’s forthcoming LP, ‘Never Enough’, follow the links below for details and updates.
Band photo courtesy of Numavi Records
Video programmed by FAZO
“BAITS are all facets of rock music: sometimes sunny grunge, sometimes eerie psychedelic sounds, now and then Motown, Beach Boys Vibes or straight Punk – in the centre there is always a pop song and a story.” – bio