Dublin-based post-punk act Scattered Ashes have devuted their old-school sounding new single “Love Is Not An Option”, A bold bass-driven declaration from the band, the track dives into the sinister aspects of an ailing relationship.

The song’s substance is a tandem between the prophetic vocals of frontman Robert Dalton, and the urgent guitar stylings of Ben Downes. The abrasive four-piece range in influence from Brutalism to Punk, matching aggressive sonic textures with a strict sense of space.

Love is Not An Option is old-school post-punk at its best, sounding like a track culled from a treasured vinyl circa 1979-1981.

“You can hear our influences, but the product is entirely our own. Taking cues from the likes of Bauhaus, Gang of Four, Sisters of Mercy & Joy Division we sit in a darker lane than most of our contemporaries, taking post-punk back to its murkier roots.”

Listen to  ‘Love Is Not An Option’ below:

‘Love Is Not An Option’ was recorded at Darklands, in Dublin with Dan Doherty (Fontaines D.C),
mastered by Pete Maher (U2, Echo & The Bunnymen).

“Love Is Not An Option” it out on the 20th of November.

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Artwork by Clodagh O’ Learyd

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