“Learn to satisfy, learn to just get by, compromise and negotiate, find a partner to reciprocate.”
In the high-pressure, high-stakes whirlwind of urban life, the struggle to keep pace can be overwhelming. Irish post-punk quartet Scattered Ashes, hailing from the city of Dublin, captures this sentiment with poignant clarity in their latest track, “Take Another Piece.” This heartfelt anthem was penned in support for those battling the relentless demands of city living and asserts that there is more to life than the corporate grind.
Scattered Ashes continue to impress with their distinct sound. Their music is a blend of the raw and the captivating, marked by razor-sharp guitar riffs and prophetic vocals that seem to resonate with the listener’s innermost thoughts. “Take Another Piece” showcases this signature style but takes it a step further: the track is structured as a powerful ballad, but it evolves, gaining momentum and emotional intensity, climaxing in a chorus that can only be described as anthemic.
The lyrics of “Take Another Piece” are a beacon of empathy and understanding in a world that often feels cold and unyielding. “Though your eyes may sometimes deceive you, you should know, that these arms will always receive you,” the band asserts, offering a message of unwavering support and solidarity. In these words, there’s an acknowledgment of life’s illusions and deceptions, but also a promise of refuge and acceptance.
The band are currently in the studio recording their debut album, which is set for release in late 2024.
Listen to ‘Take Another Piece” via Spotify here.
Scattered Ashes will soon make an appearance at the Post Punk Strikes Back Again Festival in Portugal, appearing alongside The Chameleons and New Model Army. Tickets are available here.
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