REGENT CLOSE OUT 2020 WITH NEW SINGLE: 'NO GOING BACK'
November 25, 2020
Desh Kapur UK-Editor/Photographer
– OUT 27th NOVEMBER 2020 –
Closing out a year the world is aching to put behind it – REGENT – deliver the aptly-titled anthem: “No Going Back” as their final track of 2020.
Premiering on Louder Than War and set for release on 27th November, the Southampton four-piece go out all guns blazing with a primal outpouring of noise, fury and emotion.
Alive with a cathartic sense of release, “No Going Back” carries an emotional clout to rival its grizzled rock’n’roll cacophony. A twisting tale of break-ups and clean slates, addiction and rehabilitation; it’s a journey that took Rooke to the brink and back again.
Speaking openly about the track’s forthright and intense subject matter, frontman Ben Rooke says:
“I wrote this song around 2 years ago… The song was written about a break up with a long term partner, which involved drug use and rehab…. It was a tough time around 3 years ago, so I turned the madness of it all into a song, that was my way of dealing with it.”
With a palpable sense of heartache and anguish coursing through its every fibre, the frank lyrics of “No Going Back” leave a stark portrait of a songwriter at their most vulnerable, expressive and potent. With a grit reminiscent of Soundgarden or Nirvana, it’s a haunting, harrowing listen; not for the faint hearted – but all the more captivating for it.
Hot off the press, the track was recorded at the beginning of November and was mixed by Chris Taylor at Liverpool’s legendary Parr Street Studios. As with their previous singles “Time To Loose The Blues”, “Dirty Little Sinner”, and “Today”; “No Going Back” was also produced by Brit-Pop mastermind Fraser Smith (Shed Seven).
Taking inspiration from the seminal songbooks of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and the masterful melodies of their many Brit Pop acolytes, Regent revel in the works of those past masters and carry their mantle on to a new generation. With a string of accomplished singles to their name already, the four piece have received recent airplay across the globe with plays from BBC Introducing, Radio X, Amazing Radio, and even SiriusXM in America. Making waves across the blogosphere too, Ear Milk have praised Regent’s “authentic sound that could very well become the newest variation British rock n’ roll.”, whilst Gigslutz hyped: “Hallmarked with the swagger and sonics of 90s flag bearers like Ocean Colour Scene, Oasis and The Verve”. Already taken to the hearts of their devoted local fanbase, Regent are now well accustomed to sell-out shows in Southampton, with word quickly spreading to other corners of the UK and beyond too.
With their gaze now firmly fixed on 2021 and the release of their long-awaited debut album ‘Just A Revolution’, new single “No Going Back” is arguably the Regent’s most arresting cut to date and a tantalising hint of what awaits tomorrow.
Regent will release “No Going Back” on 27th November 2020. New album: ‘Just A Revolution’, will emerge in Spring 2021
REGENT – “NO GOING BACK” – OUT 27 NOVEMBER 2020
Ben Rooke (vox) // Chris Woolf (Lead Guitar/Keys/Piano) // Luke Trundell (Bass/guitar) // George Grattan (Drums)
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.