The Spook School

The Spook School: Try to Be Hopeful

$14.60 $16.98
Product Type: CD

Title: Try to Be Hopeful
Label: Fortuna Pop
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Gatefold CD / Heavy Black & White Col Gatefold LP. Since forming in 2012 they've become increasingly involved with the DIY queer punk scene. Citing influences including Buzzcocks, T-Rex and C86, the new album is louder, bolder, fuller-sounding and captures more of their live sound-aided and abetted by producer MJ of Hookworms. They have toured the US, where they became the subject of a Rolling Stone documentary. Lyrically, it's more direct than their debut, exploring issues around gender and identity. Songwriting is split between all 4 members, giving a different perspective and energy to each song.. Perhaps the standout track is "Binary", a song about questioning gender norms, something that Nye's experience of coming out as being trans has forced him to think about..'I'm so proud and fortunate to know quite a few amazing people who openly identify as non-binary, gender queer or other non-binary identities - they exist in the world on their own terms and consistently challenge something that so many people just take as read'. This song has quickly become a live favorite, prompting massed choruses of the I am bigger than a hexadecimal line. Try To Be Hopeful is the sound of a band growing up, embracing their identities, and taking charge at the world. The Spook School are the shot of optimism we've been hoping for. LIVE: 11th Sept Bristol; 12th Cardiff, 19th Newcastle, 23rd Edinburgh, 2nd Oct London, 17th A Carefully Planned Festival, Manchester.

Tracks:
1.1 Burn Masculinity
1.2 Richard and Judy
1.3 Friday Night
1.4 Speak When You're Spoken to
1.5 August 17th
1.6 Everybody Needs to Be in Love
1.7 Vicious Machine
1.8 I Want to Kiss You
1.9 Books and Hooks and Movements
1.10 Binary
1.11 Try to Be Hopeful

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