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Single Review: Coach Party – Micro Aggression

Gritty, fierce, and unquestionably catchy: Coach Party’s new single ‘Micro Aggression’ is a powerful anthemic tune destined to orchestrate many a mosh pit.

After spending the past year whizzing around the live music scene, playing over 120 shows and supporting bands such as Indochine, The Mysterines and Wet Leg, Isle of Wight natives Coach Party released their brand new single ‘Micro Aggression’ via Chess Club Records on 8 February 2023.  

The song is rage-filled and frenetic, but very melodic – full of catchy hooks and witty lyrics that are easy to imagine shouting along to at a gig. Singer Jess Eastwood says the song “goes out to those whose sense of humour largely involves micro-dosing others with hurtful and oppressive comments, followed by a “woah I was only joking” when they’re called out on it”. We’ve all come across people like that, and the track’s relatable frustrations are reflected in its dark, fuzzy guitar riffs that are punctuated by the drum’s crashing cymbals and Eastwood’s fiery vocals.  

The single is accompanied by a music video co-directed by previous collaborators Daniel Broadley (who also directed previous Coach Party videos ‘FLAG’ and ‘Weird Me Out’) and Martyna Bannister. The video is simple, but a very cool and colourful visual treat – allowing the viewer to enjoy its aesthetics while focusing on the song’s smashing instrumentals and sharp-witted lyrical content.  

If ‘Micro Aggression’ is anything to go by, 2023 is sure to be a big year for Coach Party. It’s a real ear-worm of a tune and perhaps we should indeed take the band’s advice, and go learn some jokes that are actually funny.  

‘Micro Aggression’ is available now via Chess Club Records.

Find Coach Party on Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / BandCamp / Website

See the band live in 2023:

10 Feb | Beam Me Up Festival, Lincoln

11 Feb | Beam Me Up Festival, Oxford

22 Feb | Voodoo, Belfast

23 Feb | The Grand Social, Dublin

6 May | Are You Listening Festival, Reading

20 May | Get Together Festival, Nottingham

23 May | Arts Centre, Norwich

25 May | Esquires, Bedford

26 May | Smokehouse, Ipswich

27 May | Bearded Theory Festival, Derbyshire

2 June | Vestrock Festival, Netherlands

3 June | Dauwpop Festival, Netherlands

Review by Rebecca Kesteven: Blog / Instagram

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