The Spills return with the third single from their critically acclaimed second album ‘Collecting Dust’ – which was released across a combination of Alcopop!, Philophobia and Too Pure in 2015.
Accompanied with a truly wonderful animated video by audacious Manchester illustrator and animator, Rola Richo (aka Laura Newman), which haunts as much as it does delight, the band have chosen to showcase an expansive track which undulates with melody and swells with feeling – proving the diversity of their sound that at times devastates with ear crunching riffs, at others pulls on heartstrings.
Recorded by Lee Smith and Jamie Lockhart at Greenmount Studios, and mastered by Carl Rosamond at The Billiard Rooms, the single will mark the next stage of an album cycle that has seen the band tour heavily, and leave their mark at festivals across the country – before they head back to the studio to pen album 3, with a little extra treat or two to come in late summer…
Speaking about the track/video, vocalist Rob says “I suppose it’s a sort of dystopian, sci-fi love song. It’s about trying to navigate the path of a relationship, which you both already know probably isn’t going to follow the traditional commitment-checklist route. Without these conventional checkpoints the uncharted path ahead could on the surface appear quite stark, meaning you have to figure out your own milestones or landmarks to aim for along the way in order to understand what the relationship is. Running parallel to this throughout the song are various visions of alternate futures, realities and their social conventions.”
It’s no surprise that the band have been championed by the likes of BBC 6Music, Radio X, Amazing Radio, as well as being critically praised both online and in print press.
A rough-edged thing of beautiful simplicity, the album deftly blended youthful rawness with polished guitar pop sensibility, rewarding repeat listens with added nuance.
Release date – 3rd June
‘West Yorkshire’s finest’ – Drowned In Sound
‘Scuzzy infectious brilliance’ – Upset Magazine
‘This fizzles and pops with characteristic charm. 9/10’ – Louder Than War
11 Long Division Festival, Wakefield
01 The Finsbury, London
08 The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
09 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
23 Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank
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