PET NEEDS RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “IBIZA IN WINTER”.
Essex punk-rock risers – PET NEEDS – have unveiled a new video for “Ibiza In Winter”, and announced a range of live dates for 2023 including a support tour with The Lottery Winners.
Filmed when the band took a recent out-of-season trip to Ibiza, the new video unfurls as a somewhat desolate tour of the usually buzzing party island. A track about frontman Johnny “trying to remain creative, positive and to look after himself after a downward spiral”, “Ibiza In Winter” sees Pet Needs take things to a “much deeper, more personal” level.
“[The album] talks about me being quite self-destructive and recognising where I need to get better in myself. I thought I was writing a record that was about partying and I didn’t realise until we sat down and listened to the album from start to finish.”
“Ibiza In Winter” is taken from PET NEEDS’ showstopping second album ‘Primetime Entertainment’, out now via Xtra Mile Recordings. Produced by touring mate and punk icon Frank Turner, the album also features singles “Lost Again”, “Fear For The Whole Damn World” and “Get On The Roof”.
Written and recorded in just 11 months after signing with Xtra Mile Recordings for their acclaimed debut ‘Fractured Party Music’, the band’s latest offering is a discernibly more personal effort than its party-primed predecessor. Dealing with feelings of fear, fatigue, adrenaline, failing and determination,‘Primetime Entertainment’ proved to be a record of profound psychological and musical discovery for PET NEEDS that has produced a transfixing listening experience. Proudly dubbed by the band as “our ‘London Calling’”, the new album attracted warm reviews with NARC Magazine praising it as a record of “joyous experimentation” (⅘). Stream the album in full now here: https://orcd.co/primetimeentertainment.
Following an extensive UK, US and European tour supporting Frank Turner, Pet Needs have recently completed their own headline UK tour, including a string of dates for Independent Venue Week. With tickets flying and many dates sold out, the band added extra dates due to extraordinary demand.
Continuing to tour ‘Primetime Entertainment’ in 2023, the band have recently announced a US run supporting The Bouncing Souls throughout as well as a UK tour supporting The Lottery Winners in April. Pet Needs will also be playing a range of warm-up shows and festival slots across the UK including 2000 Trees, Dot To Dot, Bearded Theory and more.
PET NEEDS UK LIVE DATES 2023
12 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy 2*
13 NORWICH Epic Studios*
14 OXFORD Bullingdon*
15 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach*
16 HERTFORD Corn Exchange*
18 BIRMINGHAM Mama Roux’s*
19 GLASGOW Room 2*
20 LEEDS Brudenell*
21 MIDDLESBROUGH Empire*
22 WARRINGTON Parr Hall*
23 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms*
25 EXETER Phoenix*
26 BRISTOL Thekla*
27 BRIGHTON Patterns*
28 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms*
29 LONDON Lafayette*
25 HUDDERSFIELD The Parish
26 DERBYSHIRE Bearded Theory Festival
27 BRISTOL Dot To Dot Festival
28 NOTTINGHAM Dot To Dot Festival
30 BLACKPOOL Bootleg Social
31 NEWCASTLE Zerox
01 GLASGOW Broadcast
02 ABERDEEN The Tunnels
03 EDINBURGH Sneaky Pete’s
05 MILTON KEYNES The Craufurd Arms
07 BOLTON Right To Roam Festival
08 CHELTENHAM 2000 Trees Festival
03-06 BRISTOL OutCider Festival
*supporting The Lottery Winners
Tickets for all shows are on sale now: https://petneedsband.com/live-dates.