Pet Needs Tap Into The Flawed Concept OF Happiness In “Overcompensating”

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Essex quartet Pet Needs muse on the flawed notion surrounding happiness in their latest smashing single “Overcompensating.” Showering us with a cannonade of riffs, the track hits you with a refreshing edginess that lets you vicariously unleash any frustrations you’ve felt in ‘pursuit of happiness.’ The track comes with a comical video where we get to see the band run and chill around their neighborhood:

“The whole tune was built around the line ‘we’ll laugh about this one day (separately and at the expense of each other)’” shared frontman Johnny Marriott. “It then grew into a story about a desperate attempt to prove to people that life is brilliant when in reality we all have rough days and we’re all vulnerable at times. To any old friends who think they may have influenced this song – don’t worry! It’s almost definitely purely fictitious.”

The band will be joinging the stges of ‘The Gathering’ outdoor shows this summer: 



19 – Bideford, The Big Sheep*

26 – Frome, Cheese & Grain*

27 – Frome, Cheese & Grain*


8 – Liverpool Top Rope Brewery* – competition winners only

17 – Gloucester Llanthony Secunda Priory*

18 – Gloucester Llanthony Secunda Priory*


21 – Manchester Urmston Sports Club (full band show)


3 – Hull, Zebedees Yard*

* Also featuring Frank Turner, Skinny Lister, Ducking Punches, Non Canon, Deux Furieuses, BERRIES, Guise, Samantics.