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Psychedelic Punk Rock Unit WE KILL COWBOYS Releases Live Studio Performance Of New Track 'Earth Demon'

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We Kill Cowboys is raw energy. We Kill Cowboys is having a good time. We Kill Cowboys is about flipping the bird to conformity while sipping on some ice-cold Lemonade...

By Underground Press

Published Tuesday, 18 April 2023 10:11

We Kill Cowboys is a Cape Town-based, four-piece, psychedelic punk rock band, the brainchild of tattoo artist and singer-songwriter, Alex Muller.

The initial project was born out of the 3-month lockdown of 2020 when Alex had the time to rediscover her musical roots and put together a collection of songs for her first solo EP, entitled Let it Burn. The EP was recorded by long-time friend and fellow musician (and legend in the Cape Town underground scene) Jon Shaban at Atomic studio CT (formerly STFD Studio). A record deal with STFD and Just Music swiftly followed and, with lockdown restrictions easing, thoughts soon turned to turning the EP into a live prospect.

While the EP had reflected the more melancholic isolation of the lockdown experience – sparse arrangements, built around acoustic guitar and Alex’s plaintive voice, a gut feeling was compelling her to seek a bigger, more electric sound.

Approaches were made to good friends from years gone by in the scene and soon enough, the group gathered in the live room at the label office to spin some shapes. Things exploded from there with the band drawing on their varied influences, spanning Metal, Punk, Rock n Roll, Country, Western Classical, Indian Raga, Folk, Blues, and a host of other genres. The result was the recently released DIRTY BUSINESS EP.

With the heavier direction the band are heading in with their new material the decision was made to move to Mongrel Records, the rock and metal imprint owned by Just Music. Today’s sees the release of the video for their live in studio performance of new track Earth Demon which will form part of the upcoming studio release set to drop later this year.

Lyrically, Alex delivers a raw, uncompromising, and anti-establishment polemic, drawing directly from her lived experiences in the music scene and the world at large.

“Earth Demon, quite simply, is about narcissism. It’s about being in a relationship with a narcissist, being raised by a narcissistic parent and then it’s also a metaphor for society. It’s when the veil is lifted and you’re able to take a step back and see the truth of the situation, how toxic it is and realise it for what it is…We call them Earth Demons. And this song was written for them all.” – Alex Muller

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We Kill Cowboys is a Cape Town-based, four-piece psychedelic punk-rock/cowpunk band.
Cowpunk is a subgenre of punk rock that began in the United Kingdom and Southern California in the late 1970s - early 1980s. It combines punk rock or new wave with country, folk, and blues in its sound, lyrical subject matter, attitude, and style.

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