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THE SPOOK SCHOOL Sign To Alcopop! Records For Third Album

THE SPOOK SCHOOL Sign To Alcopop! Records For Third Album

The Spook SchoolAlcopop! Records are delighted to announce the signing of Glasgow indie-pop quartet The Spook School who will release their eagerly anticipated third album Could It Be Different? on 26th January 2017.

To celebrate the news, the band have revealed a video for brand new track ‘Still Alive’ which you can watch below.

Vocalist Nye Todd explains of the new track: “‘Still Alive’ is about no longer being in an abusive relationship. My tendency was to blame myself for not seeing the signs or leaving sooner which wasn’t helpful or fair, so I wrote this song to try and force myself out of that mind-set.

“In a way it’s a pretty angry song, with that anger being directed at people that carry out abusive behaviours towards others. I think there’s a kind of pride in it as well though, recognition that you had the strength to get through a shitty situation and to do what you needed to do, and that you don’t need to feel shame.”

As the next confident step in their career, Could It Be Different? is a storming continuation of the band’s knack for noisy, tuneful and triumphant queer pop songs about identity, sexuality and the self, citing influence from the likes of Buzzcocks, T-Rex and the noisier end of C86.

Commenting on the signing, label boss Jack Clothier said: “I was first made aware of The Spook School when I chatted to the immortal Sean from Fortuna Pop at some Record Fair or other, and he thrust a vinyl copy of Try To Be Hopeful into my arms. It looked wonderful, and it sounded even better, so we knew that when said label shone its last glimmering rays upon the world earlier this year, we had to try and work with the band. Luckily they said yes, and the rest is history (or to-be history at least). The new album is just absolutely wonderful, and we couldn’t be more delighted to be in it together with Slumberland in the US <3 We can’t wait for this one!”

Could It Be Different? is released 26th January 2017 via Alcopop! Records



The Spook School 2017 UK + EU Tour Dates w/ DIET CIG:

Tue 26 Sep 2017                TRIX Centrum voor Muziek          Borgerhout, Belgium
Thu 28 Sep 2017                Le Romandie Rock Club              Lausanne, Switzerland
Mon 02 Oct 2017                B72                                               Vienna, Austria
Wed 04 Oct 2017                Feierwerk / Orangehouse             Munich, Germany
Thu 05 Oct 2017                 Kantine am Berghain                    Berlin, Germany
Fri 06 Oct 2017                   Stengade                                      Copenhagen, Denmark
Sat 07 Oct 2017                  Molotow Karatekeller                   Hamburg, Germany
Mon 09 Oct 2017                Blue Shell                                     Cologne, Germany
Tue 10 Oct 2017                 Gleis 22                                        Münster, Germany
Fri 13 Oct 2017                   Rough Trade Nottingham             Nottingham, UK
Sat 14 Oct 2017                  Lancaster Library                         Lancaster, UK
Mon 16 Oct 2017                Soup Kitchen                                Manchester, UK
Tue 17 Oct 2017                 Sneaky Pete’s                               Edinburgh, UK
Wed 18 Oct 2017                Broadcast                                     Glasgow, UK
Thu 19 Oct 2017                 Headrow House                            Leeds, UK
Fri 20 Oct 2017                   Broomhall Community Centre      Sheffield, UK
Mon 23 Oct 2017                The Portland Arms                        Cambridge, UK
Fri 01 Dec 2017 —
Sun 03 Dec 2017                Book Yer Ane Fest XI 2017           Dundee, UK *
Fri 22 Dec 2017                  O2 ABC Glasgow                          Glasgow, UK *

* The Spook School only