The Maddocks Premiere New Single “Ronnie O’Sullivan”

The Maddocks Premiere New Single "Ronnie O’Sullivan"

Manchester post punk four-piece The Maddocks have premiered their new single “Ronnie O’Sullivan“.

The track is the first taste of the band’s upcoming debut EP (scheduled for release in early 2024), and channels the energy and danceability of their  debut single “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things“, paired with the darker, mysterious ambiance of their most recent  release “If Anyone Can”, all tied together with a set of mystifying lyrics, an anthemic chorus, and polished off with an epic solo-come-outro. 

The lyrics, and concept of the song, in true Maddocks fashion, are based off a magazine article the band discovered by chance when decorating their rehearsal room. The band explain:

We were going through our old music papers and cutting out pictures to stick on the wall of our rehearsal space, when we came across an interview with Ronnie O’Sullivan in a copy of NME. It was put up on the wall, and every rehearsal we would read it out and be fascinated by his answers to the questions put before him, which were mostly about his relationship with music; his first gig, the first song he ever heard, and so on. One day we decided it would be a good idea to weave parts of the interview into the lyrics of a song and name it after him, because, well, why not?”.

The Maddocks music incorporates a driving bassline, soaring guitars and wondrously booming drums, heavily inspired by the sounds of artists such as shame, Fontaines D.C. and The Murder Capital; all of which the Stockport four-piece have repeatedly cited as great inspirations to their music.  

Get it here and take a listen below.

The Maddocks “Ronnie O’Sullivan”