The lovely Stephen EvEns himself explains it best; "I’ve worked as a dustman, really. When I was a student. I lasted 2 days. I was rubbish.
When I wrote this song, quite a while back, there’s no way in hell I could have predicted what was going to occur. But it looks like I have. I always knew I was special.
It’s a celebration of all those people who do the jobs you can’t and/or don’t want to do. They deserve your love and respect and a bloody great big pay rise."
Stephen EvEns' new single Dustbin Man on 08.05.20, ahead of his upcoming album Employee of the Month out 28.08.20. The track was self-produced and recorded at EvEns's own Brixton Hill Studios and will be released via Onomatopoeia.
The tracks packed with all the left-tilting wonk, charm and fuzz that you can expect from anything EvEns puts out. If such a thing as indie-punk exists, this is it in all its glory.
Delivered with EvEns signature deadpan drawl, the track is a premonition of a now much-needed celebration of everyone from the dustbin man, to social services, to NHS medical staff, commending the people in society that help us all keep our shit together.
Stephen goes on to explain; "I wrote 'Dustbin Man' a while ago. At the time I didn’t realise how poignant it would become. It has always puzzled me that those who look after us are not treated with the respect they deserve. Now we find ourselves in a time that not only are we desperate and reliant on them, but they are literally putting their own health and well-being at risk to keep our essential services running."