Spearmint This Candle Is For You

Release date:
March 1, 2024
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Limited to 500 copies. Independent heavyweights Spearmint return this year to follow-up 2021’s highly acclaimed ‘Holland Park’, with the superb new album ‘This Candle Is For You’. Spearmint have been making great records for a couple of decades now: this will be their tenth album proper. Still the same line-up: Shirley Lee (singing, guitar), Simon Calnan (singing, keyboards), James Parsons (guitar, bass) and Ronan Larvor (drums). This album will be the 60th release on their own hitBACK label. Missed out so far? The new album provides the perfect place to start! The dizzying multiverse of an album covers a wide array of themes, including the search for a missing sister, the ways we remember lost loved ones, Prince’s encounters with Joni Mitchell, the story of John Gavin, the James Bond star who never got to make a film, late-night drinking in Soho, the joys of B-movies & video nasties, changing attitudes to mental health, the plight and wonder of older cats, the reaction to the death of Sarah Everard, and the afterlife. Re-united with producer Rhodri Marsden (Scritti Politti), the band feel that this record is their best yet. Singer Shirley explains “We started off just wanting to make an album that would stand alongside our last one ‘Holland Park’, but it ended up surprising us – we love it!” 1. Tell Me About My Sister 2. Makes You Beautiful 3. Melody's Mother's Jam 4. The Most Secret Agent In The World 5. Prince And Joni 6. Three More Songs On The Jukebox 7. Never Far From Saturday Night 8. Into The Darkness 9. How I Became The Nutter On The Bus / Older Cats Pt 1 10. Older Cats Pt 2 11. Flowers On The Bandstand 12. Back In The Middle

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