“Captain’s Dead” by The Coathangers

Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day' is "Captain's Dead" by The Coathangers

Atlanta punk trio The Coathangers announced a new EP and extensive UK tour throughout May. They also shared the new track “Captain’s Dead”, taken from Parasite EP, set for release on June 30th through Suicide Squeeze.

Guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel explained the track, saying: “Easy come, easy go; what you reap is what you sow. Sometimes people that you trust fail you miserably by falling victim to their own ego. They start believing their own hype, fancy themselves a leader, but they lead nothing. It’s based on a personal experience, but this track has taken on a larger meaning given our current political weather. It’s feeling stormy – the ships made out of shit will sink themselves.”

“I’d like to think the EP takes you on a journey through the band’s existence,” says guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel of the sequencing of the five songs on their latest offering. Parasite’s cover features an illustration of The Coathangers as sirens of the sea, an image that aptly captures the nautical themes of the EP.

May 12 UK Manchester Night & Day
May 13 UK Brighton The Joker
May 15 UK Bristol The Exchange
May 16 UK Oxford The Bullingdon
May 17 UK London Oslo
May 18 UK Hastings The Printworks
May 19 UK Leicester The Cookie
May 20 UK Leeds Gold Sounds @ Brudenell Social
May 21 UK Sheffield The Harley
May 23 UK Ramsgate Music Hall
May 24 BE Gent PSYCH OVER 9000
May 25 NL Eindhoven Stroomhuisje
May 26 NL Rotterdam Girls Go Boom Night @ Roodkapje
May 27 NL Amsterdam Pacific Park
May 28 NL Utrecht dB’s
May 30 DE Hamburg Molotow
May 31 DE Berlin Cassiopeia
Jun 1 DE Munich Orangehouse
Jun 2 DE Cologne MTC
Jun 3 FR Paris Le Batofar
Jun 4 IT Ravenna Beaches Brew Festival
Jun 8 FR Clermont Ferrand Le Barraka
Jun 9 FR Nimes This is not a Love Song
Jun 10 FI Helsinki Sideways Festival

Parasite track list:
1. Parasite
2. Wipe Out
3. Captain’s Dead
4. Down Down (Alternate Version)
5. Drifter