Holland Park

by Spearmint

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of Holland Park. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases September 10, 2021
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  • test pressing - double 10” vinyl with 24-page lyric book
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    test pressings of the (soon to be) classic new Spearmint album, on double 10"

    Includes digital pre-order of Holland Park. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

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1.
They Call Us Stupid
2.
Bundunyabba Blue
3.
My dream and the future are not likely to end up together Being told you’ll never be a star is like being pushed from a moving car I’ve wanted it since I was a child, but now I’ve been exiled Maybe just the dream will do, I don’t have to live it too And it just might feel good to walk away from Hollywood… What do you do when you don’t know what you can do? I lost my twenties to a dream, now I’m starting again I’m coming to real life late… but I’m starting to appreciate Maybe just the dream will do, I don’t have to live it too I’m feeling old but I can see I’m the youngest I will ever be… And if I can’t play in a band then I could turn my hand To selling hats, shoes or flowers, what are the hours? I couldn’t breathe the air, I hated driving everywhere Maybe just the dream will do, I don’t have to live it too And it just might feel good to walk away from Hollywood…
4.
Since Bowie Died
5.
Rock'n'Roll Never Was
6.
The World's On Fire
7.
Lazy Susan
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The Streets Of Harlesden
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Holland Park
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Black Vinyl
11.
Mole
12.
I Won't Try To Fix You
13.
She Says She Wants To Save The Pigs
14.
Albion

about

London-based Spearmint return this year with the follow-up their acclaimed 2019 album ‘Are You From The Future?’: the ambitious, uplifting new album ‘Holland Park’.

Often referred to as ‘Britain’s best kept secret’, Spearmint have been making great albums for a couple of decades now: this will be their ninth album proper. Still the same line-up: Shirley Lee (singing, guitar), Simon Calnan (singing, keyboards), James Parsons (guitar, bass) and Ronan Larvor (drums). This album is also the 57th release on their own hitBACK label.

‘Holland Park’ explores what it’s like to be in a band, what it’s like to have walked away from being in a band, what music means to all of us, and how it feels to lose your heroes. The spirit of Bowie hangs over the album. Singer Shirley says “What would the other members of the Spiders From Mars say now about their lives if we tracked them down? I don’t mean Bowie’s band, I mean Ziggy’s band.”

Re-united with producer Rhodri Marsden (Scritti Politti), and with contributions from Rhodri and Andy Lewis (Paul Weller), the band feel that this record is their best yet.

The album tells the story of Shirley’s father’s prog band in the early 70s:
“They never made it, and there’s nothing online about them, so it’s down to us to tell the story.”

‘Holland Park’ is released on 17th September digitally, on CD, and on limited double gatefold 10” vinyl with 24-page lyric book via WIAIWYA records.

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