The track is already received airplay on BBC Introducing, with BBC Essex’s host Jake Peach describing it as an “absolute masterpiece” and a “proper punch in the face”
Pieces is the stage name of Paul Jones, an emerging British artist fusing punk, rock and electronic genres to create music with its own brand of nastiness and heavy hooks. His latest track ‘escalate’ was inspired by everything that’s going on in the UK today and how it feels like it could “all kick off at anytime”.
“It’s just one rule for us and another for them,” he says. “Work hard, work fast, more stress, earn less. “No wonder so many people are being forced to go on strike to get a proper pay rise, fight for better conditions and save jobs from being cut.”
Escalate is the first of four songs from his upcoming EP, which talk about being a slave to the day-to-day grind of life, it’s ups and downs and social injustice.
It’s already received airplay on BBC Introducing, with BBC Essex’s host Jake Peach describing it as an “absolute masterpiece” and a “proper punch in the face”.
The latest project is homegrown in Essex and produced by Rat Boy and Low Lying Sun drummer Noah Booth, and his partner in crime Alex Condliffe, who make up Groove Machine Ltd.
Paul’s first EP was also produced by Groove Machine, but with co-production from ex-Prodigy guitarist Jim Davies, the man behind the Firestarter and Breathe riffs, and the songs featured then grandson guitarist Ramon Blanco, who has been mentoring the artist since the height of the coronavirus lockdown.
‘Escalate’ has been added to Spotify’s Shockwave playlist - the new wave of rock from the UK and Ireland.