Self-proclaimed pop punkers Danger Den are back with an even catchier single than their debut, ‘Drag Me Down’ and these guys are really forging their own path all the way from Darwin. Bask in the summery, pop hooks of ‘Too Much To Ask’ and you’ll wish you weren’t in lockdown right now so you could escape to sunnier pastures (like the Top End!)
Frontman Jeremy Uyloan shares:
“‘Too Much To Ask’ is one of the oldest songs I’ve ever written, I wrote it when I was 17. What inspired me to write that song was basically about a time when I held an umbrella up for someone on a rainy day.”
While they leave it to bands like Tapestry and We Burn Bridges to carry NT metal forward, Danger Den act as the lone wolf who are set on representing the punk rock side of things, and hey — it sounds pretty promising. ‘Too Much To Ask’ blends North American pop punk flavours with a cheeky Australian twist, and it’s kinda setting them on a path similar to 2000s emo punk acts Kisschasy and End Of Fashion. With the latter of the two recently making their comeback, you could say that early 2000s Australian rock is ready to re-emerge.
Apparently there’s more on the way from Danger Den though. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for their debut album Pull Yourself Together dropping later this year…
Words By Tamara May @citylightstam