“Cigarette” is the tumultuous new single from London-based rockers Brand New Zeros, released on digital services worldwide via Fretsore Records.
The band, fronted by singer-songwriter Ronan MacManus and guitarist Luke Dolan, fuses influences of rock, grunge, folk and Americana.
“This song portrays the experience of someone trying to stay sober and clean in the face of an environment of temptation” states MacManus. The release may coincide with Sober October but was in fact written in 2018 and inspired by the environment of addiction that creatives can be exposed to on an ongoing basis throughout their careers.
The caustic rock-anthem is the latest in a series of 2020 singles leading up to their 2021 album ‘Back to Zero’. With MacManus gritty delivery on lead vocals, and Dolan on boisterous form on lead guitar, “Cigarette” is sure to ignite rock fans across the UK and beyond.
Previous releases include “Human Kindness”, which featured on Artists4NHS, a fundraising initiative founded by MacManus. For its launch Ronan recruited his brother, Grammy-winning artist Elvis Costello, to perform a live-stream performance. Global stars such as Joss Stone and Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers have also contributed.
Brand New Zeros have featured on Americana UK, Soho Radio, Meridian FM, Switchbox TV and Dublin City FM. They kicked off 2020 with a showcase at London’s AmericanaFest and their promotional single “Love You If You Let Me” featured on TIDAL’s Grown Rock editorial playlist.
Check out the YouTube video HERE
“Cigarette” is available to pre-order on digital services HERE