The Atom Age's new single/video 'High Class Motherfuckers'
The Atom Age's new single/video 'High Class Motherfuckers'
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 20:51
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Garage punk-rockers The Atom Age release their new single and music video "High Class Motherfuckers" via Asian Man Records. "High Class Motherfuckers" is a high-octane, sub-two-minute-and-thirty-second revolt against convention.

"It took a while for me to realize that you're gonna drive yourself insane comparing other people's success to your own. I think writing this song helped me figure that out," said vocalist and guitarist Peter Niven about the track. The combination of electric vocals, fuzz-out riffs, and moody garage sludge gives the message a powerful base to stand on. The carefully-crafted catharsis that follows pays homage to the sound of decades past and establishes The Atom Age as garage-punk renaissance paragons.

The new single deftly displays The Atom Age’s songwriting prowesses and their meteoric energy. This is only reinforced in the music video where the band lets loose on a rooftop in between shots of Niven playing into the track's criticism of the overly-serious and prescriptively boring. He dances for the camera, strikes a pose, and eventually finds himself donning a crown and royal mantle.

Peter Niven delivers raw, zealous vocals and guitar alongside guitarist Ryan Perras, drummer Tim Harman, saxophonist Brendan Frye, organist Fred Brott’s organ, and bassist Randy Moore. The sextet bring a groovy, brass-tinged perspective to rock and roll, resonant with sounds like The Hives, The Sonics, The Cramps, and Rocket From The Crypt.

"It's not really about the words, those are just a reason to scream," says Niven.