Buzzcocks are back with new music.
“Gotta Get Better” and “Destination Zero are names of the new songs by Buzzcocks. These songs are the first released material since the death of the band's frontman Pete Shelley in 2018.
After Shelley's death, Steve Diggle, the guitarist, has taken over the vocals. "Gotta Get Better" is a rework of Diggle's solo track released in 2014. With the Buzzcocks, it sounds like their classic power-pop punk song. Diggle essentially tells us it's gotta get better over a blast of guitars and breakneck drums. The band nicely puts the false end in the song, after which Diggle ends he song with his solo.
“Destination Zero,” is also energetic but a little more ragged as Diggle sings over a restless crunch of guitars, “All the things they told you are not what they seem/Living in space city, but they don’t know what it means/Destination, destination zero.”
The Buzzcocks will release “Gotta Get Better” and “Destination Zero” as a limited edition orange vinyl seven-inch via Cherry Red Records, writes Rolling Stone. The band will also start their short North American tour on May 18th in San Diego and wrap it up on May 27th in Seattle.