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Liverpool art-rock band SPQR are today streaming the title track from their much-anticipated third EP No Brain, No Pain which is out now on Nuthin Gud Records.
The record is also available to preorder on 10" black vinyl via their own label, Nuthin Gud Records: https://qrates.com/projects/19878
The quartet are also pleased to announce a new Liverpool hometown headline show on 27th November 2020 at District, Liverpool. Tickets go on sale Friday 1st May 2020.
With the band having released EP openers 'Nuthin Gud' and 'Just Sumfin' earlier this year, speaking to Gigwise in a recent feature front man Peter
Harrison says of the remaining two previously-unreleased tracks: "These last two songs were done start to finish in the space of a week. It was nuts. And stressful. But fun. Then COVID-19 happened and rendered the rush pointless! But I'm glad we did it."
"'No Brain, No Pain' is my favourite. It's bouncy and it's really layered. I love the bassline. I love the djembe and all the percussion. I feel like it's texturally interesting, but as always it carries a very sombre message—it's a de-realisation. A lot of my songs are about this topic. I don't really exist. I have no connection to anything around me and I float around: No Brain, No Pain. Recording was fun, Con (Dickson, guitar & synth) had a big part in the production of this one. I loved working on it with him."
The new EP marks a career-high for the band, netting them support from BBC introducing's Hot List, Spotify's Hot New Bands, Apple Music's The New Rock, Amazon's Best New Bands, Deezer's Freshest Bands Around, and VEVO's All New Indie channel.
Hallmarked by simplistic, clean visuals with sharp aesthetics that mirror their increasingly refined songwriting, No Brain, No Pain has helped win over key supporters at BBC 6music, BBC Radio
X and saw the band playlisted by Amazing Radio, who included 'Just Sumfin' in their Tunes of The Week recently.
On top of that, Guitar World, CLASH, Gigwise, DORK Magazine and Vulture Hound have all jumped on board with the record, broadening their already-impressive success at music press to date.
After kicking off their 2020 in style supporting the hotly-tipped HMLTD and SHEAFS, following the end of lockdown restrictions the band will play a just-announced clutch of rescheduled festival appearances including Close Up Festival, Live At Leeds, Liverpool Sound City, and Hit The North already lined up.
Headline tour dates TBA.
No Brain, No Pain is out now via Nuthin Gud Records
SPQR live dates:
12.09.20 - London - Close Up Festival
26.09.20 - Liverpool - SoundCity Festival
27.11.20 - Liverpool - District
28.11.20 - Leeds - Live At Leeds
Tickets to all shows: https://spqr.tourlink.to/2020
Harrison - guitar & vocals
Jack Sanders - bass & vocals
Bex Denton - drums
Connor Dickson - guitar, synth & vocals
More about No Brain, No Pain:
Produced by the band, and mixed by Alex Quinn (She Drew The Gun, The Blinders), forthcoming four track No Brain, No Pain is the trio's most ambitious work to date and charts the constantly evolving and broadening songwriting of one of Merseyside's most exciting creative prospects, recently selling out their latest back-to-back Liverpool headline residency shows at The Kazimier Stockroom in record time.
Previous singles picked up radio support from BBC Radio
One (Daniel P Carter), BBC 6Music (Tom Robinson), Radio
X (John Kennedy), Amazing Radio, Kerrang! Radio, and BBC Introducing, with press coverage at The Metro, The Line of Best Fit, The Quietus, DIY, CLASH Magazine, and streaming support from Spotify (Hot New Bands, The Punk List, All New Indie ), Deezer, Vevo, and Amazon.
Known for their visceral and experimental new brand of art-rock, during their short tenure to date SPQR have already appeared at BBC 6music Fringe Festival, Future
Yard, Off The Record, Liverpool Sound City, Dot To Dot, and Bluedot Festival. Alongside their festival appearances the band have supported METZ, Childcare, Mini Mansions, and Demob Happy, and toured the UK extensively.
Releasing two EPs to date, the band also scored a personal inclusion from Everything
Everything on their 2019 Airplane Mode compilation with BBC radio DJ, Andy Backhouse.