Inspiral Carpets are back with new single Spitfire, the band's first in twenty years taken from their upcoming self-titled album.
The new album –entitled simply Inspiral Carpets – will be released on Cherry Red Records on 29 September 2014.
The LP is fanfared by a new single, ‘Spitfire’, which will be issued on 25 Auguston 7″ vinyl and download, accompanied by an exclusive B-side‘Controller’. Both the video and the photo for the album cover were shot at Gorton Monastery, one of Manchester’s most notable, historic landmarks.
On 6 June, in conjunction with XFM, the Inspirals played at another famous local location, Manchester’s Band On The Wall –all 350 tickets for which sold out in a record ten minutes! The show was filmed for release later this year. Other performances have followed, including the Isle Of Wight Festival and T In The Park. Watch out for an announcement about more shows later this year.
INSPIRAL CARPETS – Track Listing:
3. YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME
4. A TO Z OF MY HEART
5. CALLING OUT TO YOU
6. FLYING LIKE A BIRD
8. HEY NOW
9. OUR TIME
10. FOREVER HERE
11. LET YOU DOWN
12. HUMAN SHIELD
‘Let You Down’ boasts a unique collaboration with legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke, as exclusively revealed on XFM.
“The songs were worked on in batches,” explains Craig. “We recorded them quickly to keep them fresh and I think all this shines through in the music. It has captured the edginess of the old Inspirals’ sound and hopefully offers a nod to the future, too.”
Martyn agrees: “Ideas are easy, implementation is hard, as the saying goes, but with this album, the idea that Inspiral Carpets are a band that can still deliver exhilarating, no nonsense and relevant music has been delivered superbly!”
“Since returning to the band in 2011, I have been excited by the thought of writing and releasing new material,” adds Stephen. “We have had the chance to come full circle from the early days of dung 4, Planecrash and Trainsurfing.”
Watch this space for a full album review.
Listen to excerpts from new tracks BELOW:
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