Queer As Punk Presents: Current Affairs
Glasgow-based post-punk band Current Affairs launch their new album Off the Tongue. Local support tbc.
To call Current Affairs a Glasgow band may initially seem misdirection. Though vocalist Joan Sweeney (ex-Rose McDowall's Band, Aggi Doom, The Royal We) is a lifer, Sebastian Ymai (Comidillo Tapes, Pissy, Anxiety) came from Chile via York, recently relocating to Berlin in 2021, while Gemma Fleet (The Wharves, Order of the Toad, Dancer) and Andrew Milk (Shopping, Pink Pound) were persuaded to leave London for the 'second city after touring through with previous bands. However, Glasgow is the heart and hub of the band's music, musical life and the place where Off the Tongue was solidified and produced.
Written from within the world of crumbling services, broken bonds and wounded spirits, Off the Tongue rolls off an ecstatic rage, filled with hope for you, them and everyone else. My biggest wish is that someone will listen to this record and really make it their own says vocalist and lyricist Joan Sweeney. It would mean so much to me if there were a person one day that danced and shouted around their bedroom to a song of ours.
Flowing through the many different layers of relationships, moving from romance to friendship, community and socio-politics before coming back to a personal conversation at the end, Sweeney sees her songwriting on Off the Tongue as a way to inhabit the different parts of herself and let them speak with unfettered clarity. Current Affairs is where I can burn the world down one minute and then push for brighter things the next she explains.
Ultimately, Off the Tongue is a rallying cry away from hopelessness, forgiving your fears and laying them to waste. Their album holds a place for you to be angry and to be focused. In lieu of having anything else, weve always got each other, and an uncertain future is open game for us too.
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