Always uplifting, never downtrodden, this is punk rock at its finest; this is the Newtown Neurotics.
In a world full of charlatans, honesty and compassion have great value. Needed now more than ever, the Newtown Neurotics are back with their first new material in 34 years. Hitting the road in November 2022 to spread the message of hope, now is the time to agitate, educate and organise!
“The neurotics are back, and they’re angry… and they’re looking for ya!” – Billy Bragg
The Newtown Neurotics are back with their new album ‘Cognitive Dissidents’, due October 21st. Newtown Neurotics has over the years, released five albums and eight singles (which includes the eerily predictive ‘When The Oil Runs Out’ and the majestic ‘Mindless Violence’) and now return with this fresh salvo under the title of ‘Cognitive Dissidents’ which describes the people who wilfully reject evidence over what they ‘feel’, a play on the term ‘Cognitive Dissonance’.
Written and recorded by the band whilst in lockdown, during which the world tottered and swayed from the moorings that had previously anchored our lives and Coronavirus struck down our loved ones threatening us all, music became, as it always had been, one of the most important things to sustain us through our troubled times.
In its form and content, it destroys complacency and dogma with reason and logic, and contains melodies that stir the head, the heart, and the soul.