We are very excited to share Ditches' new single, 'Don't Care'. It is the second song to be taken off the Swedish band's upcoming S/T album, which will be out March 20th via Drunken Sailor Records. If you find yourself thinking 'Ditch-who-now?', then take into account that ever since hearing the 7-inch they released last year on Jarama 45RPM Records, these guys are making their way to the top of my 'favorite Swedish bands' list faster than you can say 'IKEA'. Which is saying something if you realize there are probably more awesome bands being started in Sweden every single year than there are in the rest of the world combined.
Vocalist/guitarist Johan Lonegran about the song:
”Don’t Care is one of the last songs we wrote for the album, finishing it just in time for recording. It’s a song about unresolved situations and being left with a lot of questions unanswered. It ended up being one of my favorite tracks on the album.”
Formed in Stockholm in early 2016, the guys in Ditches are inspired by the contemporary South Central United States garage scene, power pop and 60’s surf rock. Which is one way of saying that they play fast, gritty and melancholic garage punk that you will be instantly smitten with if you are into The Marked Men, Radioactivity or any of the other zillion bands Jeff Burke and Mark Ryan are in (they are like the Sweden of Texas).
After two self-released EP’s and a 7-inch single on Jarama 45RPM Records, Ditches recorded their S/T debut album in New York in 2019 together with Jeff Burke (The Marked Men/Radioactivity/Lost Balloons). The album will be released on March 20th, 2020 on Drunken Sailor Records.