This month’s cover stars Poppy & The Jezebels are back this month with a brand new single.
Sign In, Dream On, Drop Out is out on May 21 on their own Gumball Machine label and is accompanied by a call-to-arms video of the four members harassing shoppers outside the Bullring in Birmingham city centre.
Drummer Poppy Twist told us: “We were standing a few feet away from the Bull wielding placards. Mollie had a loudhaler, we had a stereo blaring, all on a Saturday afternoon.
“Our Sex Pistols fantasies were realised as old people expressed their disgust at four girls doing something out of the ordinary.”
She said there was a rebellious edge to the meaning behind the song itself as well.
“It’s a pop protest song! It’s kind of an intriguing experiment, seeing if a relevant political message can find its way onto mainstream radio in a pure pop package. Lyrically, the song is telling young people to not lose faith in finding a better, more exciting future, even though this government seems to have given up on youth.”
You can read more from Poppy & The Jezebels in this month’s issue of Brum Notes Magazine, available to pick up across Birmingham and the West Midlands now, or you can read the digital edition online here.
Watch the video for Sign In, Dream On, Drop Out by Poppy & The Jezebels below: