DEATH OF THE HIGH STREET’S New single ‘Not Fair’ Is A Tribute To A Love Gone Cold

Published on 16 February 2023 at 06:22

Words: Max Bradfield


Last Friday, Death Of The High Street released their latest track. ‘Not Fair’ sees DOTHS project a signature scorn at relationships, love, and regret. 


Admittedly, the song explores the tit-for-tat nature of a love that’s run out of steam. In this 3:43 of guitar fuelled energy, there’s a tragic element present. It lingers in the back of the mind, just like thoughts of a failing partnership might. You try to ignore it, but ultimately, it is unignorable. You’ve got the big fuzzing bass, the frenetic drums and a witty lyric. However, the delivery from lead singer Scott Baxter clings to the ear and loiters in the brain. It’s lamenting and an outward cry that paints the image of a failing relationship excellently.


Pair this with the lyricism and it works a treat: 

Is it really possible? For people to change? ’cus it seems so improbable! ‘Cus I’m always gonna be this way...”


‘Not Fair’ is a brilliant addition to DOTHS' ever growing arsenal of tunes. The four piece from the Midlands burst onto the scene back in 2021 with their debut single ‘EXIT’ which was released on the Creation Baby label. Following on from some somewhat inevitable debut success, the band have pushed their sound forwards without compromising their approach to difficult topics. 


’22 saw DOTHS release two singles ‘SYNERGY’ and ‘CHANCER’ with the latter being released through Bubblebrain Records. Both tracks gained attention and traction, receiving radio play through the BBC 6 Music Introducing Mixtape, Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio show and Mickey Bradley’s BBC Ulster Record Show, amongst many others. The band’s sound has also reached an audience in the USA with Seattle’s KEXP choosing both singles for their Song Of The Day features and also supporting the band with radio play.


DOTHS are a favourite here at OSM, with them joining the set up for a couple of gigs last year. This new track is definitely worth a listen. Out now, get at it while it’s hot…