Release Date: Out Now
One of the bands on a lot of lips this year is Liverpool outfit SPQR but I had not had the pleasure…. until now. New single ‘Slowly’ rattles along with a menacing and almost macabre energy driven by the bassline and punchy percussion matched by a lurking guitar line. There are elements of Television, Maximo Park, Young Knives and that kind of tightness that tends to come with a trio of musicians all pouring their creative juices in to a collective vat for boiling up. The choice of a monochrome and darkly disturbing shadow puppet video is not only inspired but also sets a high mark for video of the year at an early stage. Hype justified, then.
29th March – Arts Club Loft, Liverpool
3rd May – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool
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