Glasgow, UK post punk/new wave band Current Affairs have revealed their new single “Reactor”.
Speaking about it, the band’s Joan Sweeney says: “We wrote Reactor in that fizzy space of the will-you, won’t-you. It’s a love song more for the feeling than the person, if you’re really honest.”
Watch a lyric video below.
Flowing through the many different layers of relationships, moving from romance to friendship, community and socio-politics before coming back to a personal conversation at the end, Sweeney sees her songwriting on ‘Off the Tongue’ as a way to inhabit the different parts of herself and let them speak with unfettered clarity. “Current Affairs is where I can burn the world down one minute and then push for brighter things the next” she explains. “I wanted to show that there’s a place for all your feelings and personalities and that we should sometimes let the negative thought ring out honestly and then show it a little compassion, give it a purpose. It’s not always bad to rage, cry or be a Pollyanna.”
Current Affairs Upcoming Tour Dates
20th July – Glasgow, Stereo
21st July – Birkenhead, Future Yard
22nd July – Sheffield, Delicious Clam/Clamlines
23rd July – Cardiff, The Moon
24th July – Nottingham, JT Soar
25th July – Bristol, Crofter’s Rights
26th July – London, The Lexington
27th July – Oxford, Divine Schism
28th July – Leeds, Wharf Chambers
29th July – Newcastle, Lubber Fiend
30th July – Edinburgh, The Wee Red Bar