Scuzzy, anthemic post-punk || Dry Ice || New single from The Empty Page




Mancunian alt-punkers The Empty Page release new single: Dry Ice on 18 Nov 2022

It’s all about getting up close and personal with strangers.

Adding subtle but relentless synths and ever more woozy guitars to their anxiously energetic punk sound, the new single from The Empty Page is a danceable, nostalgia-tinged three and half minute banger about the joys of getting sweaty in a club. 

Produced by the mysterious Morton Kong, the track was recorded at the vintage gear heaven that is Eve Studios, Stockport. 

Singer and bassist Kel says: “Dry Ice was inspired by the alluring stench that pours out the back door of a club, beckoning you in as you walk past. The chorus celebrates ‘the crush of the warm crowd’ – the joy of moving as one to loud music in a roomful of people. It’s about writhing together unselfconsciously.

“I was already feeling nostalgic for freer, easier times, late nights, chippy tea bus rides, when I started scribbling down ideas but the restrictions of the pandemic exacerbated that yearning for closeness to strangers. I still don’t think we’re quite back there with the freedom to mingle sweatily that we once took for granted. This song is a celebration of that ‘disco convulsion’

Guitarist Giz adds: “We have started experimenting more with how we record our songs. On our debut album, it was all about the sound of a band in a room, not too much messing with that. On these new tracks, we’ve been playing with old Pro One synthesisers and bust up pianos. Experimenting more with layers of guitar sounds and other noises. It’s definitely a progression.”



The Empty Page’s debut album Unfolding was recorded with Gggarth Richardson (RATM/Biffy Clyro/Skunk Anansie) in Vancouver Canada and gained them a solid and hardcore fanbase. 

The band released three 7-inch singles in 2019 including the breakout track When The Cloud ExplodesWTCE was spun by multiple DJs on BBC 6 Music, chosen by Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry from the BBC Introducing archives for airplay on BBC Radio 1 and stayed near the top of Spotify’s Punk List for months. 

Dry Ice is the first single to be released from The Empty Page’s as-yet-untitled (and long-awaited) second album, due in spring 2023.