Southampton rockers – REGENT – are making a riotous return with new single “Freight Train”.
The first bit of new music from the band since recent inspiriting EP ‘Believe’, “Freight Train” comes ahead of the band’s second album set for release later this year.
Fusing chugging punk-tinted rhythms with the riled-up indie-rock choruses they’ve become known for, the new track sees Regent chew through a heady blend of runaway electric guitars, steady drum smashes and booming, live-ready vocals.
Of the new track frontman Ben Rooke explains:
“The new single is about the struggles with mental health in today’s climate, the cost of living crisis, the crap government we have running a once great country and how family are the most important thing that keeps us going.”
Having forged a reputation as one of Southampton’s finest emerging acts, Regent have already notched a string of highly-charged releases under their belts including recent EP ‘Believe’ and 2022 debut LP ‘Just A Revolution’.
Pioneering their own insurgent brand of rock’n’roll that tackles political mistrust, economic struggles and personal hardships head-on, the banned have previously attracted praise from the likes of Louder Than War, Earmilk and Gigslutz and more.
Regent have also gained radio play from Radio X, Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing as well as RTE2 in Ireland and SiriusXM in the US, and the group’s merciless sound has also attracted attention across the world of TV and sport, with airplay on Soccer AM, Sky Sports Darts, the Premier League, BBC Six Nations Rugby, BT Sport and BBC One’s Match of the Day.
Heading into the Spring as riled-up and ready-to-go as ever, stay tuned for more news and new music from Regent soon. Catch them at these dates as follows:
REGENT – 2023 LIVE DATES
10th June – WORTHING Factory Live (w/ Reverend & The Makers)
7th July – READING The Purple Turtle
5th August – SOUTHAMPTON The Stage Door
18 November – SHIIINE On Weekender
Tickets on sale here: https://regentrockbandofficial.com/shows
REGENT – NEW SINGLE: “FREIGHT TRAIN” – OUT NOW
Ben Rooke (vocals)
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.