Leeds Four-Piece TERROR CULT Open Fire On America’s Relationship With Guns In New Single “Snubnose Jesus”

Published on 31 July 2021 at 12:38

Photo:  Charlotte Wardle

Words by Tom Farmer- @tomfarmer5000 @TomFarmerJourno 



It’s easier to write a debut single about love or friendship, right? Not for Terror Cult, a four-piece from Leeds, who have dived into their journey as a band with a debut single about US gun culture. Whilst the song’s topic might seem a world away from Yorkshire, the track is crisp and personal. 


Formed in a pub in Castleford in 2020, Terror Cult are committed to writing and recording “punk-inspired music with challenging subject matter and catchy choruses”. Judging by their debut release, they may have a knack for doing just that. With an EP expected towards the end of the summer, Terror Cult (what a name, by the way) have shown early signs of post-punk success. 


The track itself is a guitar-driven dose of post-punk(ish) joy, reminiscent of the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen to Biffy Clyro. The track has a crisp sound and catchy songwriting, with lyrics flowing and bouncing off each other well, the single culminates in a big and catchy closing chorus. The anthemic guitar solo, emerging as surprisingly as a whale out of water, is a welcome addition also. 


Photo:  Charlotte Wardle


The song’s lyrical content is as crisp and coherent as its sonic quality, focusing on US gun culture. With gun control and mass-shootings being one of the most harrowing issues in recent American history, combined with the growing awareness around mental illness, the song certainly packs a lyrical punch.


All in all, it is one of those tracks that would sound great if you listened to it in passing, either at a festival or on the radio. Yet, if you listen carefully to the lyrics, it gets better and better. 


'Snubnose Jesus' is out now on all major streaming platforms and you can listen to the track via our embedded streaming link below.







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