It's a new venture ft members of Huggy Bear and Male Bonding...

New group Adulkt Life have shared their debut single 'Country Pride'.

The band have deep roots, essentially forming around a series of trips to record shops in London.

Featuring Huggy Bear’s Chris Rowley, the line up is completed by Male Bonding’s John Arthur Webb and Kevin Hendrick, and drummer Sonny Barrett.

There's a lot to come, with the group's DIY ethos incorporating a new series of zines, and (naturally) some music.

Debut single 'Country Pride' is out now, and it recalls the splintered edges of C86 or even the more melodic end of early 80s post-punk abstraction.

It's devoutly un-retro, however, with Adulkt Life stamping out an identity of their own.

Chris Rowley explains...

Early in Adulkt Life songwriting we wanted to make a song like Devo - something herky jerky with a future disco swing for a party crowd - but we were all too angry.

The song is about the need to escape from hostile small town awfulness and the weird ways you choose to get out. It’s a dark ride with sparky edges through small town/new town bid for blood... Adulkt life haven't learnt to be flippant yet just flipped out ….Ricochet and rockblast vs racism.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Steve Gullick

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