Prey Drive Release Title Track From Upcoming EP ‘Neon God’

Norwich-based alternative four-piece PREY DRIVE have released the title-track from their upcoming EP ‘Neon God’, alongside a lyric video. 

The new track was inspired by early Biffy Clyro and Fall of Troy which the band say gives the track the feeling of being “very erratic, unpredictable, and kind of raw and messy.”

Vocalist Bradley Smith says that “‘Neon God’ Is about trying to chase a glorified lifestyle. Losing faith in your current lifestyle, finding faith in going out, getting dressed up, drinking, taking drugs, making horrible decisions just to feel alive and break away from a mundane routine. It incorporates following a certain religion or way of thinking like a cult.” 

Guitarist Steve Larke-Mejia adds that ‘Neon God’ is his favourite on the upcoming 5-track EP of the same name. He says, “The original song was an idea we jammed shortly after finishing our debut album, and that song is now the basis of the middle 8. The other parts are based around the chords in the middle 8 and the original song, but now they’re far more aggressive and the tapping stuff is a part I’m really proud of.” He continues, “The drumbeat was an idea of mine after hearing a lot of reggaeton music via my Colombian wife and realising beats like that were all over pop music and so it could be fun to try it in one of our songs.”

The new track is the third single to be released from the upcoming EP ‘Neon God’, out 28th June via Lockjaw Records, and follows the release of singles; ‘O.M.G’ and ‘Socrates’

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Single Review – Prey Drive – Socrates

Norwich-based alternative four-piece PREY DRIVE have released new track ‘Socrates’, from their upcoming ‘Neon God’ EP, out 28 May via Lockjaw Records. The accompanying music video, the second in a trilogy, sees singer Bradley Smith confronting himself as he comes face-to-face with his evil doppleganger. (Watch the first part of the trilogy here.)

Bradley says of the new track, which sees the band get a little darker and heavier, “Socrates is about growing older, while your body is slowly falling apart. Trends coming back into fashion that you remember the first time around. Experiences that you have to go through in adult life, like marriage, divorce and unfaithfulness making your perception of life and love slightly bitter. Relying on medication so your body doesn’t destroy itself prematurely. Wanting to go back to a simpler time. It’s all about having the years of life experience and wisdom on your side but not the optimism you had in your youth.”

He adds, “The song incorporates a quote from ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ in which Ted befriends Socrates by being philosophical with him saying, ‘all we are….is dust in the wind, dude’. I used this as a metaphor meaning that we basically only have a short time on this earth and things will keep on spinning long after we are gone, like they did before we were even here. So make the most of it. I used this just to sum up the whole theme of the song.”

‘Neon God’ is Prey Drive’s first release with label Lockjaw Records and comprises five new tracks following themes of hopelessness, fear of an ever-growing technological future, and our dependence on devices like our phones and the internet to actually be able to live in it and not feel like you’re missing out.

Listeners can expect a powerhouse of authoritative rock riffs intertwined with intricate mathematical lead lines and a dream-like ambience, with soaring vocals soaked in canorous harmonies. The lyrics reflect on self-frustration and the personal challenges of adhering with society’s expectations – something we can all relate to. 

Prey Drive have been garnering a passionate following from touring across the UK and EU and their 2018 debut album ‘Once More With Feeling’ has racked up over 350k streams on Spotify alone. The band’s progress to date was recognised with an opportunity to support Busted at their sold-out reunion show at Norwich’s 1500-capacity UEA.

Is it me or is everything just that little bit better as something goes darker and heavier? That’s exactly what Prey Drive have done. Starting off the track, it’s just basstastic, going in a more hardcore vibe then retreating to a more traditional alternative route while still keeping that guitar in all the right places. There is a good balance in the genre for ‘Socrates’ where that last breakdown comes and just hits home. A truly epic track for anyone that needs a fantastic band to be listening to right now.

Rating: 4/5.

Check out the video for ‘Socrates’ below.

Prey Drive Announce New EP ‘Neon God’, Release New Track

Norwich-based alternative four-piece PREY DRIVE have announced a new EP ‘Neon God’, which will be out 28th May via Lockjaw Records. They’ve also released a first taster of the collection with new single ‘O.M.G.’ which comes with a mysterious music video; part one of a trilogy.

Vocalist Bradley Smith says of the new track, “Sometimes you have good days, sometimes you have bad days. This is about putting a brave face on it and hiding how you are really feeling in tough times. Trying to find a good place in your mind and trying to not bring others down around you. It’s about that deception and creating a false image of yourself for others to see. Sometimes it’s just so difficult and you have to just focus on the little things that bring joy into your life.” 

‘Neon God’ is Prey Drive’s first release with label Lockjaw Records and comprises five new tracks following themes of hopelessness, fear of an ever-growing technological future, and our dependence on devices like our phones and the internet to actually be able to live in it and not feel like you’re missing out.

Listeners can expect a powerhouse of authoritative rock riffs intertwined with intricate mathematical lead lines and a dream-like ambience, with soaring vocals soaked in canorous harmonies. The lyrics reflect on self-frustration and the personal challenges of adhering with society’s expectations – something we can all relate to. 

Prey Drive have been garnering a passionate following from touring across the UK and EU and their 2018 debut album ‘Once More With Feeling’ has racked up over 350k streams on Spotify alone. The band’s progress to date was recognised with an opportunity to support Busted at their sold-out reunion show at Norwich’s 1500-capacity UEA.

Check out O.M.G below.