- Publish Date
- Sunday, 1 August 2021, 9:28AM
Kiwi rock icons Shihad release their new single, "Little Demons" from their upcoming 10th studio album 'Old Gods' available on August 27th.
The single release aligns with the announcement of an NZ tour, kicking off this November across Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. "Little Demons" is a protest song in Drop G, showcasing Jon Toogood’s rousing lyrics backed by the sonic apocalypse of Shihad’s signature emotive power.
"Little Demons" was one of the first songs on the album that lyricist and frontman Jon Toogood wrote words for after seeing a TV debate featuring an Australian Liberal Party politician telling an Aboriginal woman to “call the police and have them hauled away” when she experiences racist threats. "It’s got all the ideas thrown into one, with probably my favourite chorus on the whole record” says Toogood.
"Little Demons" follows on from the upcoming album’s opening track "Tear Down Those Names" which Rolling Stone called “Shihad at their most direct and powerful”.