Yorkshire rockers BLACK SPIDERS come roaring back with a brand new single and the promise of a new album.
The Sheffield band bowed out in 2017, with their last release being the four-track download EP Rat Mansion three years earlier.
“It seemed an obvious choice for the first single,” exclaims frontman Pete Spiby about the track 'Fly In The Soup'. “It’s classic Black Spiders and a good song to step back into the affray. The sentiment of it is we’re back and here to annoy you, so deal with it…!!!”
The reunion was first mooted back in 2019, but because the chaos caused by Covid 19, the band have not been able to play together and the album has come together through the joys of file-sharing and socially-distanced studio time.
“Lockdown was actually a pretty productive time for us, so much energy and positivity," says Spiby. "We couldn’t stop writing; it was great to have that inspiration, and that connection again. At the same time, it was a whole new way of working. Usually we would get into the rehearsal room and blast through things, but we had to change and it has given us a lot clarity and more time to demo up the songs from a distance and have new perspective. Same with the studio, as we still haven’t actually played the songs together, in a room, old skool.”
'Fly In The Soup' is out today, available on Spotify and the usual digital platforms, while the as yet untitled new album is due for release in the New Year.
Pic by Mark Latham