Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Manchester outfit Blanketman wrap up with 'Harold'

Credit: Through The Eyes of Ruby

Words: Ellie Ward 

Manchester indie-pop-fused-with-elements-of-post-punk four-piece Blanketman return with new single 'Harold'. 

Produced once again by Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode) who helmed previous single 'Beach Body', and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer, the track's electric-spliced, jangling essence is augmented by swelling drums and anxious vocals.

"'Harold' is an ode to that crippling fright in the night. To things that don’t go bump, but go “aaaargh," explains guitarist Daniel Hand. "The song spasmed into existence after a series of unsavoury night terrors that prompted to me don my guitar, tune the strings to a level of arse-clenching tension, screw my eyes shut tight and, like a deranged jet-setter randomly spinning a tiny globe in search of the next destination, I slammed a capo onto the neck in a state of near frenzy. 

"I tentatively opened an eye. Fourth fret. I picked up a pen as ideas began to fizz, but thought better of it, had a beer and wrote it later."

The band's debut EP 'National Trust' is set for release on March 19 2021via PIAS.

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