VIDEO NEWS: TRIBES Release Video For New Single ‘Dad, I’m Not A Tough Guy’

TRIBES have released a video for their new single Dad, I’m Not A Tough Guy, taken from their forthcoming new album Rabbit Head.

The lyric came to me on the sidelines of a football pitch in London after a brief encounter by a burger stand. It was the only time on this record I wrote the music afterwards,” explain the band. “I sat with that lyric for a few days before I found the right chords. It felt really special when it came together, I’m so proud of that song. It’s for everyone who’s felt out of place in life, everyone who’s felt like they are not the person they are expected to be by society”.

The video features drawings and paintings by vocalist Johnny Lloyd’s and bassist Jim Cratchley’s kids alongside friends of the band’s children. “Throughout the writing and recording of our new album we were surrounded by Johnny’s daughter’s beautifully bizarre noodly drawings and wild vivid paintings. No rules, full chaos,” explain the band. “We’d be in the studio at my place writing and she’d be on the floor with her giant pad covered in ink and paint, having a bloody whale of a time. I do wonder how much her work actually inspired some of the songwriting… So anyway when we had to think of something for the vid… the answer was right there. We then thought it’d be fun to open it up to a few other friends who have crazy little people too, so we threw it all together and there you have it. Hooplah!”

Like what you hear? Dad I’m Not A Tough Guy is available HERE. Whilst Rabbit Head is due for release on 18th August 2023 via Downtown Music, available to pre-order HERE.

See them live at one of the following dates:

August 2023

Mon 7th – MANCHESTER – Yes
Tue 8th – SHEFFIELD – Record Junkee
Wed 9th – GLASGOW – Missing Records
Fri 11th – GOSPORT – Slice Of Vinyl
Sat 12th – BRENTWOOD – Hey Joe
Sun 13th – NEWCASTLE – Beyond Vinyl
Mon 14th – LIVERPOOL – Jacaranda
Wed 16th – NORWICH – Soundclash
Thu 17th – KINGSTON – Banquet Records
Fri 18th – LEEDS – Vinyl Whistle / YORK – Forty Five Vinyl Cafe
Sat 19th – BRISTOL – Rough Trade
Sun 20th – OXFORD – Truck / CAMBRIDGE – The Six Six
Mon 21st – LONDON – Rough Trade West
Tue 22nd – SOUTHAMPTON – Vinilo
Wed 23rd – BRIGHTON – Resident

Sat 30th – LONDON – Roundhouse

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