Lynks today returns with new single & video ‘New Boyfriend’ – a twisted, queer lovechild of LCD Soundsystem, Metronomy and Confidence Man – as well as announcing their biggest headline show to date. Tickets are on sale here from Friday.
‘NEW BOYFRIEND’ struts into your headphones like a Scissor Sister on shrooms. An irresistible four on the floor beat, meets a swaggering nu-disco bassline, while crunching guitars, distorted drum fills and plucked analog synths wrestle for the spotlight. The follows from instant classic ‘USE IT OR LOSE IT’, which fueled Lynks’ ascent to new heights, landing them a Spotify billboard and their own New Music Fix show with BBC6Music.
Speaking on the track, Lynks muses:
“Look, ultimately I think I’m a fairly smart, reasonable, logical young person. I’ve done therapy. I give excellent dating advice. I know that a healthy breakup is a clean breakup. No footnotes, no P.S., no post-credits sequence shags. And yet the second I’m in the throes of a breakup, all that logic and intelligence evaporates. And I become what I clearly always was; a dog, cosplaying as a well adjusted human man. Unable to resist the stick when someone says “FETCH”. I’m not proud of it. But I also don’t think I’m alone. That’s what this song is about; lovely, kind, thoughtful, intelligent, well-adjusted couples turning into chaotic horny monsters the second they break up.”
While evoking the electro-clash roots of Peaches, the industrial chant of M.I.A., the sardonic drawl of Courtney Barnett, and the theatrics of Lady GaGa, Lynks’ music stands alone as something totally unique. And this uniqueness has earned him acclaim from the best; support tours with Metronomy and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, a wealth of support from Radio 1, guest-host spots on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music show, and personal praise from Elton John, to name just a few.
There is nothing quite like Lynks. An unpasteurized shot of electro-punk chaos compressed into the shape of a human man, wrapped up in a gimp mask, creating tiny queer utopias wherever he goes. And what utopias they are; sub-blowing, criminally danceable beats, anthemically witty lyrics about the darkest corners of modern life, and pure, unapologetic, camp excess colliding in a fog of sweat and confetti.
Lynks’ live shows have been lauded as an unpasteurized shot of electro-punk chaos, filled with pure, unapologetic, camp excess. They set off on their biggest UK headline tour at the start of next year, with a longer project soon to be announced.
Sat 14 October • UK, Leeds • Live At Leeds
Tue 17 October • France, Nancy • Nancy Jazz Pulsatio
Fri 20 October • UK, Cardiff • Swn Festival
Sat 21 October • Netherlands, Amsterdam • Melkweg
Sat 4 November • UK, Glasgow • The Great Western Festival