July 13, 2022

SPACE ROCK BAND FROM OUNDLE, HEMEL, BEDFORD AND LONDON WITH A TENDENCY TO SLIP INTO LATIN ANNOUNCE FIRST LIVE DATES SINCE 1995.

NEW SINGLE ‘PRESSURE RISING’ RELEASED 15th July

“Hemel Hempstead’s answer to Talking Heads” – UNCUT

“April Ashby’s Brand New Start breaks down halfway through to excellent effect… the record may well be a grower” – THE OBSERVER

“Another micro-pop masterpiece” – ROUGH TRADE

“This record doesn’t sound much like anything else around at the moment– CLASH MAGAZINE

“Gentle, wry and faintly psychedelic” – THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

About Speedvark

‘For the last 27 years Ben (guitar) and Pedro (drums) have been looking for a bassist, singers, a keyboard player and frankly anyone who can play the triangle. Now, their search has come to an end, as Ben’s kids – Marcus, Nathan and Mig – have been conscripted into the band, expanding the sound with lap steel guitar, ’70s space synths and guitars, harmonica and, if we can find one, a triangle…’

Speedvark has released two critically acclaimed but commercially disastrous albums, Pigeon Pop (1997) and Speedvark (2014). Their new single ‘Pressure Rising’ is out July 15th on Chestnut Records. 

Live dates:

Oundle The Ship, PE8 4EF / Wed 20th July (doors 7.30pm)

Bedford Esquires, MK40 2QG / Friday 22nd July (doors 7.30pm)

London Fiddlers Elbow, NW5 3HS / Monday 25th July (doors 7.30pm)

Tickets on the door £5 / U18’s and Octogenarians £2  / The deceased 50p

*** NOTE: THE FIRST PERSON TO MENTION ‘VELVET THUNDER’ ON THE DOOR AT EACH SHOW GETS IN ABSOLUTELY FREE! ***