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
‘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.
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! ***