Born and raised in the urban sprawls of the North West and Midlands,Hell’s Ditchis a new British punk rock group with“total heart and determination”setting a course to spark a new rebellion on our shores. Today they unveil their debut EP'Take Cover'viaSilent Cultand plant their flag as one of the most exciting new punk bands on the underground circuit.
Featuring recent singles ‘Take The Night Off’and‘Ghosts’,the ‘Take Cover’ EP is one for the working class, it's gritty, heartfelt and powerful.
"'Take Cover' is all about themes of perseverance and survival in uncertain times. We started writing these songs in 2020. As bleak as things were then, there was a feeling that maybe, just maybe we could rebuild and reorganise society in a way that would benefit everyone in a fairer way when we emerged. That quickly went out the window and for a lot of people, life is just as desperate as it was then. So lyrically a lot of these songs are underpinned by a sense of frustration and anger that the same old tricks are being played on the public - people's wages go down, public services suffer and the same fat cats get rich. At the same time, there's a hopeful manner to these songs and a strong belief that collectively, and united we can claw back some ground and regain our dignity.” -Vocalist, Nick Davis.
Watch the official music video for ‘Take The Night Off’ Here:
The run up to ‘Take Cover’ has seen Hell’s Ditch gain national radio support fromBBC Radio 1on the Future Alternative show. The band have also been championed by the likes ofRock Sound,Gigwise,Total Rock, Distorted Sound Magazine, Forever Loud, Punktastic, Idioteqas well as official playlisting support fromYouTube MusicandDeezer.
The EP comes after a busy touring schedule alongside international bands like Kali Masi and invitations to grace Manchester Punk Fest, Vegan Camp Out, Right To Roam Festival and a debutant international show at Germany’s Booze Cruise Festival. The band recently embarked on their first UK headliner tour in February with further dates to be announced in due course.
‘Take Cover’ is out now via Silent Cult