by Thomas Bedward April 21, 2021
It’s been some time since we last heard from Scarlett Siren and her Howlin’ Tramps, almost two years to be exact. Back in 2019, the vaudevillian styled troupe had cut right to the front of the line with their heavy-hitting EP, ‘Cruel Mistress’, a release that brought timeless psychedelic sounds back into the public eye, and while the wait might have been a hard one to manage, it’s all worth it thanks to the release of their bold, expletively laden and rebellion infused new single, ‘Fuck You’.
At their core, the Portland band of Scarlett Siren & The Howlin' Tramps are every bit as bold and colourful as they sound, leaning on a unique sound that they’ve described as ‘Psychedelic Swing’. A vibrant concoction that blends cabaret-style and retro vibes with sparks of psychedelic rock, blues, and jazz, their style has become nothing short of a sensation. Today, with the release of ‘Fuck You’, the band have taken things a step further, infusing their sound with a wonderfully rebellious energy that stands firm as an anthem for anyone who has ever had to fight to be who they are.
At six-and-a-half minutes long, ‘Fuck You’ leaves little to the imagination, and that’s all part of its riotous charm, with the seven-piece collective unleashing a glorious cascade of captivating vocals, evocative beats, and wild, rugged basslines. Built on raw emotion and backed by a colourful burlesque sound, the new single is the rallying cry against imposing societal norms, misguided perceptions, ignorance and misogyny that the world needs to hear.
As with their past releases, every part of The Howlin’ Tramps’ personality is on display, and while they might be hitting harder than ever on the new single, they do so with charm, insight, and untamed confidence. A song that is all about standing firm and not taking any shit, ‘Fuck You’ is absolutely unforgettable.
A single that sees Scarlett Siren & The Howlin’ Tramps continue to blaze their own unapologetic trail through the music scene, ‘Fuck You’ is a massive return to form, and a defiant single that we just can’t get enough of.
Tune in to the new track above and be sure to check out the band on their website and Spotify where you can catch up with all their releases, and get well acquainted with their live show, Pink Elephant Cabaret.
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