Sweet Nothing

by Speedvark

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‘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.

About Speedvark
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


Sweet nothing behind and none before
I shut my fingers in the car, you slammed the door
And then you came and told me lies just like before
So you and me we’re going back along that road

You want it, you got it, I’ll lie to myself
So sorry you had to give me your help
Sweet nothing behind and none before

So one day I fought you back to make a change
Is that surprise upon your face? I’ve rearranged things.
You want it, you got it, no lies to myself
So sorry you had to give me your help
Sweet nothing behind and none before.


released October 13, 2014
Raudnitz / Flatt



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Speedvark Hemel Hempstead, UK

Speedvark is Hemel Hempstead's second most important rock band. Formed in 1986 the band has sold in excess of three records. Terrified of publicity, certain dogs and most people, the band took 14 years to release their first album, 2000's 'Pigeon Pop'. 13 years on and now in their middle years, Ben and Pedro (the band) have plucked up the courage to write, record and release their next shocker ... more

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