The dynamic new Thames Delta power trio HEADLINE MANIAC from Southend-on-Sea, Essex UK have shared a brand new video for ‘Idiot Me’ — the first track to be taken from their accomplished and massively hook-laden self-titled debut album, to be released on 8th July through Rod Hot Records.
Formed by long-serving Eddie and The Hot Rods members Ian ‘Dipster’ Dean (bass/lead vocals), Chris Taylor (guitar/vocals) and Simon Bowley (drums/vocals), Headline Maniac came together in mid-2015 to open for the original Hot Rods line-up at a series of 40th anniversary shows.
Encouraged by the phenomenal response they received at those dates, they’ve swiftly grown into their name while honing their sound at a series of high-energy club shows, and are now poised to unleash their catchy and compulsive debut.
Explaining why ‘Idiot Me’ was the obvious track to introduce Headline Maniac’s blend of solid blues-based rock ‘n’ roll, punchy contemporary punk, and earworm pop hooks to listeners, Dipster said “It’s the perfect song as the first single, as it represents what the band is about. It has a great catchy hook, it’s got elements of rock and punk throughout, and once you hear it you’ll be humming it all day...”
We had a listen to “Idiot Me” —
Set against a furious riff this hook-laden sing-song number has the fizz and spittle you would expect from Canvey Island punksters but what makes this a terrific treat is it’s good ole’ rock and roll pedigree. This is quality and essential pub rock entertainment.