Snapped up by surging new Mancunian label B33 – THE HOTSPUR PRESS – deliver us their distinguished first single: ‘Other People’.
A Greater Manchester four-piece with a precedent to create “highly melodic, energetic and soaring indie-rock music that isn’t afraid to get emotional from time to time”, The Hotspur Press are maestros of their craft.
Slated for release on the 28th October, their first release for B33 (a record label that is quickly establishing itself as one of the most exciting in the Northwest) – ‘Other People’ is a fitting testament to the band’s manifesto.
A break-up song about a relationship hurtling into oblivion, ‘Other People’ is a dizzying 4 minute hit that bursts with an inexplicable energy and undiminishing urgency; a sugar rush of cut-glass harmonics, skyscraping choruses and jet-stream guitar breaks.
Recorded at Big Tone Recordings in Eccles, the track was produced in the capable hands of Tim Grey (a producer known for his work with established names the likes of Peter Hook, Ginger Wildheart, Sonic Boom Six and British Sea Power to name a few).
Speaking about the track, guitarist and vocalist – Dan Manchester says:
“It’s definitely quite plainly about a break-up. More precisely, it’s about my ex’s unilateral withdrawal of affection at the point of and subsequent to having mutually decided to break up; a lamentation, from my point of view of her insistence that the best way to move forward was to act as if the relationship had never existed. Or to summarise less pretentiously, the overall gist of the song is ‘Okay, I agree we’re not working -here’s to the future!- but do you have to be such an emotionless b***h about it? It wasn’t all bad.’”
To mark the release of their latest single, The Hotspur Press will take to the stage for live launch party at The Deaf Institute, Manchester on 28th October.
Tickets and details as follows.
October 28 – The Deaf Institute (Launch Party)