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Single Mothers Release Surprise Album 'Through A Wall'

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 Written by Huw Baines

Single Mothers have released a surprise new LP.

‘Through A Wall’ rapidly follows up last year’s ‘Our Pleasure’ and is suitably, um, rapid. It’s a combination of straight ahead, snotty hardcore in the vein of the ‘80s greats, with a few slower moments (check out the anthemic jangle of Stoic/Pointless) and frontman Drew Thomson’s misanthropic drawl blurring the edges. 

“I tried to blend my sense of dark humour with the reality of what I see when I look around me. In a way it made the songs sad and funny and hopefully interesting - but not super ‘jokey’. While so much dark shit is happening every day and in this era, I understand the influx of positivity in music and how that is important,” Thomson says.

“Whenever I try to write a positive song, though, it almost always sounds fake and contrived. Sometimes you gotta face what’s happening and just laugh at it, or at least roll your eyes until it’s over. That’s about as close to ‘positive’ as I get.”

The record will get a physical release in the UK through Big Scary Monsters on October 26, following its arrival on digital platforms on September 7. Stream the whole thing below via Bandcamp.

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