Today, the much-loved Luton based trio Regressive left have returned with their latest single, The Wrong Side Of History – the second track to be released from their upcoming debut EP of the same name, which is to be released on July 15th via new London label, Bad Vibrations.
An extended, hypnotic number, The Wrong Side Of History, stands tall at 8-minutes long, propelled by groovy synths that are not too dissimilar from LCD Soundsystem at the top of their game.
Speaking of the track, lead vocalist Simon Tyrie states:
I started writing it years ago, it was more of a basic spoken word piece from a place of anger and bitterness. Over time it became more tongue in cheek, until it became something to dance to. We wanted to highlight that the subject of the story – your stereotypical sensationalist, controversialist white guy – is lamenting their fall from grace from a position of power – these people rule the world right now and they want us to feel sorry for them! But it’s because they know their time is running out.
The Luton-based trio have recently announced their signing to new label, Bad Vibrations. Their debut EP, On The Wrong Side Of History, is set for release on July 15th. New single The Wrong Side Of History follows on from previous release Bad Faith – which features a vocal contribution from the Manchester-based, experimental pop act, Mandy, Indiana.
Bad Faith picks up where last year’s Cream Militia and Take The Hit left off, with social commentary and the band’s dancefloor roots placed right at its core. Speaking of the themes behind the track, front-man Simon Tyrie states:
This song essentially focuses on the idea of deliberately assuming the worst of someone or something they’ve said or done. Social media has really amplified this trend: everyone has to have a take. So we read between the lines and make wild accusations on the faintest of evidence. It’s something of an art, but one that I think is ultimately detrimental to society.
The band’s recent festival appearances include sizeable crowds at the likes of Wide Awake, Best Kept Secret and The Great Escape – as word continues to grow of the strength of Regressive Left’s live shows.
Regressive Left Tour Dates
- Sep 26 Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
- Sep 28 Glasgow – Hug & Pint
- Sep 30 Manchester – YES
- Oct 2 Bedford – Esquires
- Oct 4 Brighton – Prince Albert
- Oct 6 Margate – Elsewhere
- Oct 20 London – The Lexington