We’re glad to announce that Gdansk, Poland-based indie rock band Snakedoctors have released a new single, entitled “Friday Night.”
Snakedoctors was formed in Gdansk, Poland in May of 2020 by four friends. Since then, they’ve released seventeen singles (including “Got Him Another Girl,” which reached number one on the radio airplay chart in Central America, and for which you can read our review here), as well as three albums: Obligation, Joy Free Bowl, and Mellow Joy. Their songs have received airplay and excellent reviews in many countries worldwide and on 4 continents, and all of their singles have charted at Poland iTunes Rock Top 100 (many of them reaching number one). An indie band releasing their music on an indie label (Case Studio), Snakedoctors’ albums are distributed by MyMusic. As they say, they play music because it’s fun.
Snakedoctors’ upcoming fourth double album, Four and a Half, is due out on May 27th, and fans have much to look forward to. The songs on both CDs will be very diverse, the first CD containing songs influenced heavily by new wave, dark wave, post punk and shoegaze; and the second CD more influenced by grunge. Snakedoctors cooperated with well-known producers for the double album, including not only the regulars from Abbey Road Studios and Metropolis Studios—but also Joe Gibb, well known for working with such bands like Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Kinks, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Roses and The Mission; and Kevin Paul, who also worked with Depeche Mode, The Kinks, Yazoo, Erasure and David Bowie.
On one of the songs from the upcoming album, Snakedoctors also collaborated with producer Matt Gerhard, who has worked with the band Spoon. In addition, Snakedoctors’ vocalist and guitarist’s friend Corey Alley (Hobbit Hole Records) will appear on the record, as well as a few female vocalists appearing in some of the songs. There will also be three remixes of songs from the album, two of which were made in Vancouver, Canada and another one by Wojciech, the member of Snakedoctors who used to play in bands in the US during his college years.
After “Crime Story,” “Friday Night” is the newest single promoting Four and a Half. The song was mixed by Joe Gibb, and was mastered by Kevin Paul. Snakedoctors have been incorporating electronic sounds into their music recently, which you can hear right away when listening to “Friday Night”; the song is strongly influenced by new wave, telling a story about what we could do on the weekend after a hard work week.
“Friday Night” is also accompanied by a music video, made in Germany and featuring Kathy Peters:
“Friday Night” begins with percussive, handclap-like electronic rhythms and low bass guitar notes, together creating a new wave-inspired sound that is minimalistic yet upbeat in mood. The rhythms are soon intensified with snare hits as the melodic vocals join in, telling a story of weekend plans that nicely complements the song’s cheery atmosphere. The second verse then sees buzzing, retro-sounding synths enter the mix, their melodies and textures bringing to mind old-school electronic bands like Kraftwerk; while additional layers of synths later join in, harmonizing quite well with each other and building further on the track’s retro electronic vibe.
“Friday Night” is quite an enjoyable listen throughout, highlighting Snakedoctors’ brilliant songwriting and superb musicianship; I would highly recommend this track to fans of alternative/indie rock and new wave alike.
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