4th SINGLE FROM BAND WITH FEW FRIENDS
‘Sweet Nothing’ is another offering from Speedvark, a band described by Clash Magazine as “a little stuffy”.
Regardless, they’ve elected to put out this single, the fourth offering from their eponymous album, described by MOJO magazine as “parochial”.
‘It's about a split up: that moment of freedom and clarity that comes when the faeces and the fan have become intimately acquainted. There's nothing left to lose; it's time to get out.’ says Ben, singer & guitarist of the band.
Despite initial high hopes, Hemel Hempstead artisans Speedvark appear to make music with little or no appeal to anyone other than themselves and their close family (although, one suspects, even they are just being kind).
No matter, since the band, which consists of two outrageously handsome alpha males, are firm friends and absolutely love being in a band together. Just as well, they’ve been going since nineteen eighty-fucking-six.
Two unusual facts about the band is that Ben was one of the youngest men to climb Mount Everest, aged just 10, whilst Pedro once swam from Hemel Hempstead to London via the Grand Union Canal. He later caught Weils Disease and died.
Despite this the band managed to record and release their album which is exclusively available in Rough Trade www.roughtrade.com/albums/79112
released October 13, 2014
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