Track of the Day

TRACK OF THE DAY: Indoor Pets – ‘Barbiturates’

The Sittingbourne troop of rowdy pop shakers return with a bang in their one-man race to scuzzy pop glory. The song is ‘Barbiturates’, and in Indoor Pets’ hands this means a rowdy, hip-shaking stormer of a tune.

Describing the writing process behind the track, frontman Jamie Glass explains: “[I] wanted to write a song that could contain a theatrical contrast of ferocious guitars and silence. Skin-crawling screams and pitiful whispers. Manic episodes and tranquility.” And what we end up with is like a life story in itself – filled with rebellious attitude, futile anger, oversharing, sharp-tongued fears, calm introspection and plenty of room for cathartic release.

Like its title suggests there’s two sides to this story. A dysfunctional tempo adds flavour and injects texture, while raw lyrics provide emotional grounding for impact to really sink in. The song has already found resonance within the band’s live set, now in a recorded format what materialises is a strong-willed, complicated character, but also a personality that could easily win all awards for the catchiest, most charming, tormented track of well, forever. Get ready to hit the repeat button again and again.

‘Barbiturates’ is out now, via East City Rockers. Buy on iTunes here.

Indoor Pets will be playing the following dates over the next few months:


20th – Aldershot, Westend Centre

25th – London, The Lexington [tickets]

26th – Southampton, The Joiners [tickets]


12th – Oxford, Bullingdon (w/ Spring King)

13th – Southampton, Engine Rooms (w/ Spring King)

15th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (w/ Spring King)

17th – Stoke, Sugarmill (w/ Spring King)

18th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (w/ Spring King)

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Charlotte Holroyd
Editor, Creator and Founder of Bitter Sweet Symphonies. A lover of music and cinema, who's constantly attending gigs and in search of a great experience.

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