Unfazed by lockdown, West Country rockers Richard Davies & The Dissidents have just unveiled a video for their debut single ‘21st Century Man’, which features each of the band in self-isolation in their own homes.

The track is taken from the band’s long-awaited debut album ‘Human Traffic’, recorded over a period of two-and-a-half years and now finally being released by Bucketfull Of Brains Records through Proper.

“’21st Century Man’ is about confronting change,” says Davies about the single. “It’s a song about how the eras in our lives fold into each other and how we relate to the modern world – might as well get blazed!”

A member of 90s Camden indie rockers Tiny Monroe, Davies had a whirlwind ride on support tours with The Pretenders, Radiohead and Suede, and playing Glastonbury, Reading and T in the Park festivals, as well as lending his chops to Peter Perrett and Glen Matlock, before forming alt.country darlings The Snakes in the noughties.

With a sound already described as ‘Johnny Thunders meets Tom Petty’, with nods toward Mott, Malin and Mink DeVille, this supergroup of sorts also features drummer Chris Cannon, of Hampshire DIY legends Mega City Four, bassist Tim Emery from Last Great Dreamers, guitarist Nick Beere and keyboardist Neil Scully.

‘21st Century Man’ is available now from Spotify, Amazon and all the usual digital platforms.

Human Traffic is out on 12 June and is available to pre-order: Here

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