‘More Than I Could Chew’: Splitting Edges’ indie rock EP soundtracks a disenfranchised generation

The band navigate a period of life with the highest highs and the lowest lows...

22.08.22, Words by: Billy Ward

Hailing from South East London and St Albans, Splitting Edges have spent the last 2 years building a name for themselves in the capital’s underground gigging circuit – repackaging the raw angst and anecdotal impulsiveness of indie rock’s golden era for a new generation of disenfranchised youth.

The 4-man band, led by Lydon Peacock and Bradley Osborne, are known for their authentic lyrics and punk-leaning sound, influenced by British icons such as Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Jamie T and more recently King Krule, Bakar and many others.

Towards the start of the month, the band released their first song from the new 2-track project, titled ‘Your Waves’. The poignant, riff-heavy single introduced listeners to the themes explored across the EP: heartbreak, boredom, drunken antics and navigating a period of life with the highest highs and the lowest lows.

Bundling their influences together with the urgency and confidence of a group possessing a lot more years under their belt, Splitting Edges toe the line between paying homage to bands of the past while providing something completely new – you’d be hard-pushed to convince anyone that the new EP is not possessed of a unique character.

The latest edition to the project – and title track – ‘More Than I Could Chew’ continues where their first single left off. Singing through angst-tinted glasses, Peacock dips in and out of spoken word confessing “there’s nothing in the city to do” – a sombre yet relatable release from a group with a bright future ahead of them.

Stream the ‘More Than I Could Chew’ EP below or listen with your preferred player here.

‘More Than I Could Chew’ is out now via DMY.

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