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  • Writer's pictureNikki Smash

Kent indie rock/alternative quartet Indoor Pets are today delighted to release their new album Pathetic Apathetic, out now via original label home Alcopop! Records.

Kent indie rock/alternative quartet Indoor Pets are today delighted to release their new album Pathetic Apathetic, out now via original label home Alcopop! Records.

Hot on the heels of 3 SOLD OUT nights at The Grace in London and Deaf Institute in Manchester, the band recently announced a run of May 2024 UK headline tour dates, with tickets on sale now (see below for listings), and Indoor Pets will also be appearing at Golden Touch Festival in June and at this year’s 2000 Trees Festival on 10th—13th July, with further festival dates TBA.

Commenting on the album, the band said: “This record has been concocted over several years, with many lyrics asking questions of the UK political landscape as well as our personal development as humans. What’s surprising is that all of these sentiments have felt more relevant than ever in today’s landscape. We set out to make an alt-rock album that we would have wanted to listen to as kids, and we can say with hand on heart that we’ve achieved that.”

A rallying cry against performative activism on social media by artists and influencers who misuse causes for social currency, the band are also sharing the album’s title track and DSP focus track ‘Pathetic Apathetic’, which is out now on all good digital service providers.

Commenting on the single, vocalist Jamie Glass says: “This is our angriest song ever. We’ve always saved our deepest criticisms for ourselves, but here we’re pointing the finger at a social media landscape of artists and influencers that so often preach plastic beliefs to gain points from their fanbases whilst behind-the-scenes are deeply problematic. It’s not about a single person, which is perhaps an acknowledgment that it could be about so many people.”

Pathetic Apathetic’s metal-tinged-indie-anthem lead single ‘London (Love To Hate)’ and gargantuan follow ups ‘Dopamine Girls’ and ‘Stink Eye (My Joy Is Irrational)’ were released earlier this year with multiple radio spins from Alyx Holcombe and Nels Hylton at BBC R1, Tom Robinson and the Indie Forever show at BBC 6music, added to the Amazing Radio B List, and made Record of The Week at BBC Radio Kent.

The singles also smashed onto Spotify’s New Music Friday, All New Rock, The Rock List and shockwave playlists, alongside support from The Arts Desk, LOUDER, DORK Magazine, YUCK Magazine, The Punk Site, Noizzeand many more alternative tastemakers.

Featuring the high-pitched snarl of Jamie Glass, the melodic guitar stylings of James Simpson, the rhythmic force of Rob Simpson on drums, and the ribcage-rattling basslines of Oliver Nunn, Indoor Pets have finally returned triumphant from their self-imposed hiatus with the promise of tour dates, a behemoth sophomore album, and a far darker mood.

A band that have never taken themselves too seriously, and now preparing to lay bare their internal angst for all to see, Indoor Pets are no longer pulling their punches.

New album Pathetic Apathetic is out now via Alcopop! Records

Live Shows:

21.05 - Glasgow - Mcchuills
22.05 - Newcastle - Zerox
23.05 - Manchester - Academy 3
26.05 - Sheffield - Sidney & Matilda
27.05 - Leeds - Oporto
28.05 - Nottingham - Bodega
29.05 - Bristol - Louisiana
30.05 - London - Garage
08.06 - Portsmouth - The Wedgewood Rooms (Golden Touch Festival 2024)
10.07—13.07 - 2000 Trees Festival

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