gallowsToday marks the moment UK punks Gallows truly return to the rock fray with the release of the first single from hotly anticipated second album Grey Britain.

It’s safe to say there are more pleasant tunes to usher in the summer than the punishing and pounding The Vulture (Act II) but there’s every chance this mean little ditty will take the Watford crew to the next level.

Staying true to their heavy-as-f**k roots but boasting a chorus catchy enough to interest one or two commercial rock stations it could do some serious damage on ear drums and music charts alike.

Grey Britain was produced by GGGarth Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Rise Against, Rage Against The Machine) and word reaches rushonrock that the lead single is one of the lighter tunes on a deeply disturbing snapshot of the UK as seen through the eyes of five disaffected youths.

We like what we’ve heard so far in a wrist-slashing kinda way but then Gallows never promised pop rock with bells on. And if you want to feel thoroughly miserable just as the sun sets on a glorious spring day download the Adam Powell-directed video. We’re running for cover as we write…