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(Artist Bio) | May 8, 2023
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Southampton rockers – REGENT – are making a riotous return with new single “Freight Train”.

The first bit of new music from the band since recent inspiriting EP ‘Believe’, “Freight Train” comes ahead of the band’s second album set for release later this year.

Fusing chugging punk-tinted rhythms with the  riled-up indie-rock choruses they’ve become known for, the new track sees Regent chew through a heady blend of runaway electric guitars, steady drum smashes and booming, live-ready vocals.

Of the new track frontman Ben Rooke explains:

“The new single is about the struggles with mental health in today’s climate, the cost of living crisis, the crap government we have running a once great country and how family are the most important thing that keeps us going.”

Having forged a reputation as one of Southampton’s finest emerging acts, Regent have already notched a string of highly-charged releases under their belts including recent EP ‘Believe’ and 2022 debut LP ‘Just A Revolution’.

Pioneering their own insurgent brand of rock’n’roll that tackles political mistrust, economic struggles and personal hardships head-on, the banned have previously attracted praise from the likes of Louder Than War, Earmilk and Gigslutz and more.

Regent have also gained radio play from Radio X, Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing as well as RTE2 in Ireland and SiriusXM in the US, and the group’s merciless sound has also attracted attention across the world of TV and sport, with airplay on Soccer AM, Sky Sports Darts, the Premier League, BBC Six Nations Rugby, BT Sport  and BBC One’s Match of the Day.

-Official bio

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