Liverpool-based alternative art rock trio SPQR are pleased to announce that their second EP, Low Sun Long Shadows, will be released on 26th April 2019 via Modern Sky UK.
Following a play for their most recent single on the BBC Radio One Rock Show from Daniel P Carter at the weekend, the trio have revealed the video for their crushing self-doubt anthem ‘Our Mother’s Sons’, which is out now.
Commenting on the video, the band said: “The video was shot in our rehearsal studio, by our very dear friend Thomas Sumner. Pete (Harrison, vocals) came up with the original idea of the spinning shot because he wanted to create a disorientating effect, and it all evolved from there. Thomas filmed, directed and edited it all—we just did some silly dancing.”
The band have also confirmed that they will be playing at the BBC 6music Fringe Festival in Liverpool later this month, as well as appearing at Blue Dot Festival in the summer. The new dates come in addition to their already scheduled slot at Liverpool Sound City Festival.
The trio’s previous singles ‘Blood Pump’ and ‘Slowly’ were added to Spotify’s Alt. Rocked., New Music Friday, All New Indie, New Indie & Alt, and The Punk List playlists, receiving further support from The Line of Best Fit, CLASH, The Quietus, Discovered Magazine, BBC Radio One, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and more.
Produced by Margo Broom at Hermitage Works Studios (Fat White Family, Goat Girl, Dead Pretties & more) the EP is the latest material from the band since stand-alone single ‘Blood Pump’ released in 2018, following their 2017 EP, The House That Doubt Built.
SPQR Live Dates:
29.03.19 – Liverpool – Arts Club Loft – BBC 6music Fringe Festival 2019 03.05.19—05.05.19 – Liverpool – Liverpool Sound City Festival 2019 18.05.19 – Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club 18.07.19—21.07.19 – Jodrell Bank, Cheshire – Blue Dot Festival 2019
SPQR announced their signing to Modern Sky Records (The Blinders, Calva Louise, SPINN, The Slow Readers Club etc) in late 2018. A band that started as a visceral emotional release on stage for the three-piece has become something infinitely more subtle and nuanced in the studio. From havoc-wreaking, no-holds-barred freak outs on stage, to a startlingly crafted batch of songs, SPQR are an intriguing and ever-changing creature.
Ably fronted by vocalist Peter Harrison, his gentle demeanour and thoughtful, intellectual nature off stage couldn’t be more at odds with the band’s jerking, lurching live spectacle.
With their first magazine cover already under their belts courtesy of hugely well-respected local music mag Bido Lito!, SPQR have been burrowing deep into the Merseyside music scene subconscious for the past year with a slew of sold out local gigs.
Wild-eyed appearances at the likes of WRONG Fest and the Strange Collective All-Dayer have seen their reputation for being one of the city’s most promising new live acts growing amongst the weirder denizens of the Liverpool freakscene with each tentative step, drawing early praise from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, The Quietus and CLASH.