Humour have shared a new single, ‘pure misery’, the title track from their upcoming debut EP

The ‘pure misery’ EP arrives November 25th via So Young Records.
Photo credit: Craig R McIntosh

Glaswegian five-piece Humour have released a new single, ‘pure misery’, the title track from their upcoming debut EP.

The Glaswegian outfit signed to tastemaker label So Young Records earlier this summer, and have since played shows in support of Do Nothing and Folly Group. Fusing the attitudes of post-punk, indie-pop, and post-hardcore into a disorienting mix, frontman Andreas Christodoulidis leads the five-piece through their direct and immediate live performances.

pure misery’ is the third single and title track of their upcoming debut EP, due November 25th, and documents the confusing process of becoming the face of an artistic endeavour. Andreas explains that, “’pure misery’ is about finding or putting yourself in a position where you are expected to have something important to say, and realising that you don’t really.”

“I wrote the song about being a singer in a band, and standing up to address lots of people in a very serious way as though I must have something meaningful to relate; something the audience needs to hear,” he continues. “It feels a little ridiculous doing that sometimes, especially when the songs are most often just about stories or feelings. So the narrator of the song is supposed to be trying to convince the audience that he has something very profound to tell them, and he’s kind of stalling until he can come up with something.”

You can watch the music video for ‘pure misery’ below:

You can pre-save or pre-order the ‘pure misery’ EP now. The full tracklist reads as below:

1. yeah, mud!
2. pure misery
3. dogs
4. alive and well
5. jeans
6. good boys remember well

Humour are touring the UK & EU in support of the release, with launch shows for the EP kicking off in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The full tour dates read as below:

September
27 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
28 London, The 100 Club

October
8 Glasgow, Tenement Trail
21 Rotterdam, Left of the Dial
29 Leeds, Dark Arts Festival

November
3 Paris, L’International
4 Brest, La Carene
5 Le Mans, Bebop Festival
24 London, Seabright Arms
25 Manchester, Yes
26 Glasgow,m Nice N Sleazy

December
3 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s

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