Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Admitting that they have suffered from sadness and desperation in the past, Tired of Fighting have released their third single ‘Chocolate’, which delves into the culture of taking antidepressants in the summertime. The good news is, they have survived their darkest hours, and they are now in good stead to unload their past traumas through an explosive brand of emotive punk rock.
The trio from Newcastle bridge the gap between cannoning walls of caterwauling guitar riffs towards their listeners with emotive language that adds undertones of passion and sincerity to each of their high-octane releases.
They released their first single ‘Tired of Falling’ in September 2019, and they have since built a reputation for taking the hinges off every venue they play a gig at. It is this title, along with their dedication to keep moving onto bigger things, that later paved the way for a support slot for emo powerhouse Mallory Knox.
‘Chocolate’ is like a bolt of lightning which tells the narrative of a beautiful, picturesque summer day, but with a twist. While there isn’t a cloud in the sky, it is because there’s one in your head. The single tells the story of a growing need for pills to bring joy, but it still doesn’t work.
Photo: Adam Lang
Talking ahead of the release, Tired of Fighting explained: “The meds the doctor has put you on aren't working, they are just making you feel tired and giving you constant dry mouth (hence the difficulty eating the chocolate). It feels like the world is against you, and that even the Sun is conspiring against you, purposefully rising so you must experience another day of misery.
“All of this is set against a backdrop of some of the poppiest and bounciest music we have ever written as a band.”
"Chocolate" is out now on all major streaming platforms.