Emerging Manchester band Duvet have released a new single called “Sweaty Dog”, the flip-side to previous single “Girlcow”, which arrived in August. Of the new track, they say:
“‘Sweaty Dog’ is a simple song about the state you become after a long night out going from place to place trying to stay out till you develop a animalistic state covered in sweat, booze and other substances while trying to still dance and have fun waiting for your next drink . Some of us in the band like the idea that maybe the ‘Sweaty Dog’ is a dance you do or that they’re this actual half man half dog. We hope everyone has as much fun listening to the track as we do playing it, and just take it for what it is…Our party rock anthem!”
With rumbling rhythm, electric shocks of metallic guitar and emphatic “uh!” pronouncements introducing the track, Duvet take us right into the down and dirty dancefloor of a rock club in the forgotten hours of a drunken night. As is often the case when in these inebriated states, not much profound comes out, but vocalist Grace Walkden’s breathless intonations of how she’s crawling around and perspiring like the titular “Sweaty Dog” are an enlivening icing on the already invigorating punk backing. It’s a song about being a bit wrecked, but Duvet are tight and on-point, bringing humour and hair-raising carnage to this quickly combusting tune.
Listen to “Sweaty Dog” below or find it on streamers.