Bristol Punk Rock ‘n Rollers Split Dogs return with new single ‘And What?’ out now via Venn Records

Bristol Punk Rock ‘n Rollers Split Dogs return with new single ‘And What?’ out now via Venn Records

20th May 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

Known for their signature gut-punching, fast-paced sound, Bristol punk rock ‘n rollers Split Dogs have hit the scene hard since the release of their debut album in 2023. Cultivating a loyal and growing fanbase with their raucous stage performances, hard-hitting hooks, and infectious lyrics, the band is smashing back into action with their first single for Venn Records, the stomping, high voltage ‘And What?’


“It’s a total embrace of working-class British seaside culture, I grew up in south London and in 2016 relocated to a small coastal town in the southwest,” explains guitarist Mil Martinez. “The song highlights the frustration of living and working in a seasonal holiday resort all summer with no holiday whilst the world around you has theirs. I’m also poking fun at myself for being grumpy and using some of the outdated British phrases my dad used to say to me as a kid. On your bike son!”

The band wanted the video for ‘And What?’ to have the same optimistic British candour of classic sitcoms like Only Fools And Horses and Benidorm with big nods to documentary photographer Martin Parr.

The bands’ drummer and video director Chris says, “We wanted the video for ‘And What?’ to be Split Dogs on a proper British summer holiday; fish and chips, ice creams and tattoos! Without blowing our own trumpet we think we hit the nail on the head. Big up the locals and the seagulls.”

The track starts with a swinging guitar hook and from there on in it doesn’t take its foot off the gas, with a chorus you’ll be singing in your sleep, Split Dogs take you on a 2-minute rock ‘n roll journey to rival the likes of Motörhead or AC/DC.

Vocalist Harry howls and growls as they drag you in more and more with every word. Harry says “The new single and the rest of our upcoming album have all been recorded on 16-track tape with no computer in sight, it gives the album a sound that can’t be replicated with a modern recording system. You feel like you’re in the room with us, like you are part of the song, the first time you hear it, it already feels familiar.”

The band has just finished work on their new studio album with more info and a release date coming soon. Watch this space.

Catch Split Dogs live at the following dates:

17/05 – Rough Trade, Bristol
19/05 – Hope and Anchor, Islington
24/05 – The Fleece, Bristol w/UK Subs
26/05 – Bearded Theory Festival, Derbyshire
15/06 – Red Lion, Leytonstone w/ Shooting Daggers, the Oppressed, Clobber, Rifle
11/07 – Blondies, London
20/07 – Shacklewell Arms, London
02/08 – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
09/08 – Daltons, Brighton

Find Split Dogs online HERE:

Split Dogs are:

Vocals – Harry Martinez

Guitar – Mil Martinez

Bass – Suez Boyle

Drums – Chris Hugall

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