Single Review – Destroy Boys – ‘Beg For The Torture’

Destroy Boys is a trio of vocalist and guitarist Alexia Roditis, backing vocalist and guitarist Violet Mayugba and drummer Narasi Malki. Starting in Sacramento in 2015 by Alexia Roditis and Violet Mayugba while the duo was still in high school, as their first releases were acoustic demos on Bandcamp. Destroy Boys 2017 debut album, ‘Sorry, Mom’ is a classic for fans as they spawned the underground hit ‘I Threw Glass at My Friend’s Eyes and Now I’m on Probation’. Following a year after the album ‘Make Room’, which was recorded by Martin Cooke who has worked with Death Cab for Cutie and Of Monsters and Men.

The rip-roaring new single ‘Beg for The Torture’ is a searing tornado of punk rock fuelled female empowerment. Violet Mayugba says that this new single is about being confused as when she was writing part of the lyrics, she found herself going back and forth between resentment and adoration for someone. “It encapsulates my feelings of obsession, rage, desperation, and catapulting between feeling like the sexiest woman alive and a neglected child’s plaything. We made it a point to make the instrumentals feel overwhelming and haunting to match how I feel. Sometimes my crushes make me feel like the girl who is bound to die first in an 80s horror movie – this song represents that.”

When the track hits play, we’re just met with a stunning chaotic 1:25 runtime which is just an angst mosh filled paradise of female empowerment where the power and emotion is felt from the start and with he new musical dynamics, this is Destroy Boys at their best and finding new heights to brake through.

‘Beg For The Torture’ is just something you want to listen to over and over again. It’s haunting enough where you can feel the lyrics and music collide in such an overwhelming nature but this feels fantastic as if the music flows through you to give you that hit of repressed energy, you can feel everything in this track. If this is the music Destroy Boys are delivering this year, we can’t wait to see what comes next.


Check out ‘Beg For The Torture’ below.

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