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Nose Dive, the third and latest single released by Newcastle and Sunderland-based alt. rock band TALES, is a marvellous mixture of modern anthemic punk and old-school heaviness, all topped with a hypnotic, futuristic gleam. There’s more than a smidgen of Foo Fighters about the whole affair – but who’s going to complain about that?

Following 2019’s dissonant, psychedelic debut single Amitriptyline and 2020’s more sober Muscle Memory, Nose Dive seems a natural progression for the group. Inspired by an episode of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian series Black Mirror, the track deals with the role social media plays in young people’s lives. From its bright opening bars through to its crowning, innovative outro, Nose Dive is perhaps TALES’ finest work yet.

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