DRINK TOO MUCH
Today, Friday 21st January sees the release of the latest track from upcoming new wave indie/punk rock band The Alphabetamines.
The Alphabetamines is the collaborative brainchild of front man Adam Edwards and his fiancée Natasha Sparkes. Adam is no stranger to the scene having been in bands for most of his adult life. This new venture is a turning point in his life after seeking to beat his drug and alcohol addictions and the new single “Drink Too Much” reflects on those dark times.
Indeed, Adam has said of the track and the thought processes behind it;
“Today is a big day!! An important day and a day that I will build from.. our new single ‘Drink Too Much’ is officially released. The song was written in the darkest place fueled on drugs an alcohol, this song is personally the most important song that I’ve ever written and was the turning point in my life when I realised I had a big problem with drugs and alcohol and mental health. I then started my journey in to recovery with several failed attempts. (which is all part of the journey). So to release this song almost 18 months clean and sober and with a beautiful family behind me, a positive mind set and a fantastic support system with my band and management team, this is just the very start of bigger things to come. I feel like releasing this song today is a big turning point in my life and a milestone for overcoming my addictions.”
‘Drink Too Much’ is the bands second official single, their first “Chemical Romance’ having been released in November 2021 and which attained over 10k streams on Spotify alone.
Drink Too Much has left the starting blocks at an untethered pace having received its first ever radio spin on BBC Radio London and the accompanying video being exclusively premiered in Louder Than War who said of the band
Every now and again you find a band who literally take your breath away.
Drink Too Much was collaboratively written by Adam and Natasha during lockdown and was recorded at Forge Recording Studios in Oswestry. The video was shot on location at Antwerp Mansion in Manchester.
The track itself is sublime, mixing elements of punk rock and indie together in a beautiful union. The realism of Adam’s gravelly lyrics interspersed with Natasha’s questioning tones, setting the scene perfectly. Only someone who has been caught in the throes of an addiction will truly understand, but this track does a bloody good job of portraying the harshness and reality. The music is pretty much incomparable in my mind, but other comparisons have been made to the likes of The Libertines mixed with The Sex Pistols with a bluesy edge…. see what you think for yourselves and listen below.
Watch the official video for ‘Drink Too Much’ here now
Since entering into recovery there seems to be no stopping this rock n roll train, with a string of live gigs already in the pipeline including one with new music champions This Feeling in London on the 13th April and a whole host of new songs already recorded and awaiting release, it’s seems that the time for The Alphabetamines is now.
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Words by SALLY NEWMAN