Following the announcement of their brand new album Spitting Image, The Strypes now share the lead single “Behind Closed Doors”, with the music video which you can watch now. Spittin Image is out June 16th on Virgin EMI Records.
“Behind Closed Doors” is the perfect introduction to Spitting Image, encapsulating everything that the new record strives to achieve. It’s an upfront, thrashing indie anthem, which once again demonstrates their breadth of styles and keenly observed pop smarts. The accompanying video provides the perfect backdrop too; colourful and light-hearted, filmed in the Town Hall in Cavan where much of the album was written and rehearsed.
Spitting Image is a fabulously diverse record that effortlessly transcends the bands roots in adrenalized R&B. It’s been recorded entirely live, by Ethan Johns (Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, The Vaccines, Laura Marling) and son of the legendary Rolling Stones / Beatles studio giant Glyn Johns who has captured the bands fizzing onstage chemistry perfectly.
And of course, as with all Strypes records, Spiting Image was built to be played live and in June the band will make a welcome return to UK venues across the country. Kicking off in Edinburgh on the 1st, the band will play a series of headline shows before they reach London’s Dingwalls on the 13th. Dotted between are a series of festival dates, including the Isle Of Wight on the 11th June. They have also announced this week that they will support The Killers at Hyde Park for British Summer Time on July 8th. See full dates below.
Jun 01 The Caves Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jun 06 The Bullingdon Oxford, United Kingdom
Jun 07 O2 Academy Leicester Leicester, United Kingdom
Jun 09 Arts Club Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jun 13 Dingwalls London, United Kingdom
Jun 14 The Globe Cardiff, United Kingdom
Jun 23 HIPPODROME DE LONGCHAMP Paris, France
Jun 24 HIPPODROME DE LONGCHAMP Paris, France
Jun 25 HIPPODROME DE LONGCHAMP Paris, France
Jun 29 LiVe Preston, United Kingdom
Jun 30 Plug Sheffield, United Kingdom
Jul 06 The Assembly Leamington, United Kingdom
Jul 07 Waterfront Norwich, United Kingdom
Jul 08 Hyde Park London, United Kingdom
Jul 12 Festivalpark Dour Dour, Belgium
Sep 09 The Sugarmill Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom