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This New Brigades Track Is Acoustic Pop-Punk Done Right

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 25 March at 14.56

Very right.

'Small Time Crooks' is taken from the band's forthcoming acoustic EP 'Our Lives Unfold'.

Vocalist Darren Young is pretty excited for it.

"We've always had aspirations of doing an acoustic record or EP, we just never got around to it. We stay really busy when home from tour at our day jobs, so we never got around to setting up studio time. We finally got the chance and took it," he says.

And on the song itself, he says:
"'Under My Skin' is a song I wrote after the Pure Noise Tour when we were in the studio recording our full length. It's a song about struggling to separate yourself from the world around you to find comfort in who you are and what you're becoming. I had a lot going on at the time. I almost threw in the towel on the band and a lot of other things in my personal life. I didn't feel like I was good enough for anything any more. This song really helped me rip that feeling of hopelessness and dismay out of me and realize that everything is gonna be okay."

For reference, here's the full band version of the song.

'Our Lives Unfold' is out on March 31 via Pure Noise Records, and the artwork is below.

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