Opening to an intoxicating blend of driving drums and forebodingly warped guitars, the track is a sinister account of the collapse of a relationship into animosity, which pulsates between passages of calm and chaos.
“It’s about trying to escape what you may call a toxic relationship,” explain the band. “It represents the desperation to get out of the situation that you are in, but also the frustration at not having that craved freedom.”
The track is the second to be taken from their upcoming album, Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath, following ‘Circle Song’, released earlier this month. The album was recorded at Manchester’s Eve Studios alongside producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi), and mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse).
The follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album, Columbia, released in 2018, the album explores existential despair, mental health and society’s ills in a time of planetary crisis, and is a commentary on, the rise of populist ideology. Delivering a blistering collection of powerful tracks, Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath is imbued with the visceral energy of IDLES, the twisted melodies of solo-era Lennon and the darkness of the Bad Seeds.
Combined with their blistering live energy, get ready for The Blinders to accelerate furiously into the limelight.
at Sounds of the City
When: 9th July 2019
Where: Castlefield Bowl