Camden heroes TRIBES today release their highly anticipated first album in 10 years, ‘Rabbit Head’ – via Downtown Music – and release music video for track ‘Boy’.

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TRIBES, are back with their boldest record yet. Rabbit Head captures both how TRIBES got here and where they’re heading next. It’s an album where TRIBES sound more assured than they ever have, a band totally in tune with themselves.

Commenting on the release of Rabbit Head, the band said: “Written and recorded in an old cottage in the woods on an army rage in deepest darkest Dorset, amidst heavy gunfire, thunder & lightning, strange UFO sightings, psychedelic voyages, spirit animals, crashing waves, fire, ale, rolling tobacco, liquorice rizlas, distortion pedals, rattling windows, late night sessions, power cuts, ghosts, mud, bugs, massive bats and a global pandemic, Rabbit Head is the coming together of friendships lost and rekindled. TRIBES is our band and it’s your band. And this record is TRIBES at its very core. No guarantees. All in. Dan produced it. Artwork by Fee Greening. Turn it up. See you at the gig.”


Opening with the crunching rocker ‘Hard Pill’, the track marks a showstopping return for the band and is placed first as it was the first track written by White since the band split. The euphoric ‘It’s All Borrowed’ follows, seeing Lloyd screech chorus chants, forming an instant festival banger. ‘Catwalk’ is littered with summer grooves and is followed by the retrospective toxic masculinity-exploring ‘Dad, I’m Not A Tough Guy’. ‘Earthling’ and ‘Ways To Improve Your New Life’ take similar turns – a pair of calmer jams showing the true versatility of the band’s sound, complemented by that signature TRIBES vibe. The gears are turned up with the garage rock-inspired ‘Medicine’, encapsulating what Rabbit Head is all about – four guys, in the country, running riot.

The album mellows again into the crowd-chanting ‘Grandad’s On The Beer’, paired perfectly with the rhythm section-driven ‘Celebrate’. ‘-ism’ incorporates crunch and glam-rock sounding tones before the bass-driven, desert-feel to ‘Boy’. The grungy ‘Dressing Gown’ flirts with distorted stadium rock before the moody, spacey penultimate track, ‘Fade To Credits’. Rabbit Head finishes with ‘Message From The Sponsor’ – an intimate acoustic story that sees out the 14-track return perfectly. They might have taken the long way round but the album feels like the one TRIBES were always destined to make. They are a band revitalised.

Alongside the album release, the Camden group have unveiled a music video for ‘Boy’ – a dark, seventies-feel reel accompanied by spoken-word storytelling from Dan White. Commenting on the music video for ‘Boy’, White said: “Boy was never meant to go on the record. It was an unwelcome curiosity that kept tapping on the window. Impossible to ignore. Eventually we had to let it in before it got angry and did damage. It’s most likely contagious.”

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