[Cover photo credit to Andreas Argyrou @argyroumedia]
London Punk/Emo 4-piece Burnt Tapes have released the new single “Little Sister” featuring Hermione Greenwood of Creeper via Wiretap Records (US) and Lockjaw Records (UK/EU). The song is a touching tribute to those who reach out to help us in our darkest times and what a difference they make in our lives. Burnt Tapes will be playing a series of Florida shows around their upcoming appearance at The Fest later this month.
Lead vocalist and guitarst Phil L. says:
‘Little Sister’ is our first song in almost 3 years. It’s a song set to the backdrop of the 2021 COVID lockdowns and tells a very personal tale of loneliness, depression, and family. At a stage where helplessness had taken over and the end was near in my head, my little sister was there for me, took me in, and saved me in many ways. So the song is a tribute to her, to all those close to us who have been there when the days were dark, and a reminder that we don’t have to and should never suffer in silence.
From the get go, we wanted to get a guest vocalist on the track to in many ways represent my sister singing alongside me. We recorded this track at the incredible Ranch Studios, where Creeper have recorded in the past and we were lucky enough that Hannah heard the song, liked it and agreed to come on board. We’re huge fans, and it’s come out better than we could have imagined, so stoked to have made it happen.
Members of Burnt Tapes have known each other since they were teenagers, having grown up together in Athens, Greece before settling in London, and forming the band in 2014.
In the last three years they have played almost 200 shows across the UK and Europe, supporting bands like Nothington, Red City Radio, Get Dead, Timeshares, GBH, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Penske File & The Bombpops.
The band have also made several festival appearances (EU/UK) including Manchester Punk Fest, El Topo Goes Loco, Book Yer Ane Fest, Washed Out Fest, Summer in October Fest, Might As Well Fest and Rebellion Fest. The band embarked on multiple tours playing across 9 countries.