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To celebrate the news, the band are streaming new single ‘Slowly’ ahead of its release on digital service providers on 22nd November 2018. Further news of future touring and release plans will follow in early 2019, with the band already booked to appear at Liverpool Sound City Festival in May 2019.
Commenting on the track, front man Peter Harrison said: “Slowly was one of those ‘deliberate writes’. I sat down and really forced it out of me. I think you can tell. I like to think that it’s one of those heavily bass driven tracks, which some SPQR songs are. On the recording we really got that ‘clicky’ bass sound I had in my head, and I’m so grateful to Margo for that.
“For me personally this song is all about the bridge section—it’s where I feel I’m at right now with my songwriting and I knew I could slip it in here and it would fit. I got to play some piano on there too, which I’m trying to do more of."
A band that started as a visceral emotional release on stage for the three-piece has become something infinitely more subtle and nuanced in the studio. From havoc-wreaking, no-holds-barred freak outs on stage, to a startlingly crafted batch of songs, SPQR are an intriguing and ever-changing creature. Ably front by Harrison, his gentle demeanour and thoughtful, intellectual nature off stage couldn’t be more at odds with the band’s jerking, lurching live spectacle.
Wild-eyed appearances at the likes of WRONG Fest and the Strange Collective All-Dayer have seen their reputation for being one of the city’s most promising new live acts growing amongst the weirder denizens of the Liverpool freakscene with each tentative step, drawing early praise from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, The Quietus and CLASH.
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