Isle of Wight punk band, The Pill, have released their debut single ahead of a summer of south coast performances and shows in Oxford and London.

Bale of Hay has already gained national interest and has been played on BBC Radio 6 Music and Radio X.

Radio X’s John Kennedy said of The Pill and their new track: “Sounding fantastic, I think. Can’t wait to hear more from them.”

Bale of Hay is described by the band as a “noisy checklist about the realities of being blonde" and fans of Amyl and the Sniffers, The Slits, Otoboke Beaver and Beastie Boys are urged to give it a listen.

Fronted by singers and guitarists Lily Hutchings and Lottie Massey, The Pill's line-up also includes Rufus Reader, on drums.

Bale of Hay was recorded at Empire Studios in Newport and was produced by Rob and Jim Homes - who are known as BoeWeaver.

The Pill said: “It’s so exciting to have our debut single out now!

"Making music and being creative with your best friends is the most fun and we’re so grateful to be doing it.

"It’s been a LONG time coming, but the reception has been amazing and we’re so excited to start our creative journey as The Pill.

“We wrote Bale of Hay back in early 2020 and it’s so crazy that she’s now out in the big blue. May our child grow and prosper.”