The Soup Dragons have joined forces with Music Declares Emergency for the release of their first new material in over three decades with an exclusive premier of their video for ‘No Music On A Dead Planet’.

Following the announcement of their reformation, the band got in touch with us keen to support the cause and the message. The first result of that commitment, ‘No Music On A Dead Planet’ is 2 minutes and 47 seconds of hi-nrg mind-melting psychedelic-punk rock featuring backing vocals from the B-52s' Fred Schneider and the band’s children.

Sean Dickson, lead singer, explains a little more of how the track, and the collaboration, came about:

“We were excited when we started seeing this mysterious slogan, “No Music on a Dead Planet” appearing, it really captured our imaginations and we wanted to find out a bit more about what it was all about. We looked up Music Declares Emergency and saw all the great work they are doing to increase awareness and help spread the word.

So we wrote a song together and used “No Music on a Dead Planet” as the title, it is the first song the band have written completely together which seemed fitting as it is clear the only way things are going to improve is by everybody working together, to try to improve things, bit by bit, decision by decision.

As a band we feel that music can help bring everybody together to address this critical issue at this critical moment in time, right now, before it’s too late.

The video was shot underneath a submarine, in Scotland's beautiful West Coast, and sees the band joined by placard wielding family and friends just down the road from the nuclear base at Faslane, an irony not lost on all involved.


To celebrate the launch, The Soup Dragons are the latest artists to join our t-shirt family, with an exclusive No Music On A Dead Planet graphic from Ross, available to buy at

Music Declares Emergency will be joining the band on their forthcoming UK tour, all dates can be found at The Soup Dragons Tickets, Tour Dates & Concerts 2024 & 2023 – Songkick