What’s happening over at past Funkdub guests, Smerins Anti-Social Club? We found out…
Good morrow antisocial friends!
With a few sunny days popping up here and there heralding the not-too-distant arrival of summer, and the hazy joys of festival season peeping over the horizon, we thought it the perfect time to introduce you to another imminent arrival which we hope you’ll feel excited for: our new album!
Jelly Deals, our splendid new set of recordings, is primed and ready and will be available to feed to your ears in May 2017. You can pre-order a copy on CD or digital download right now, right here, or you can preview a few of the tracks on YouTube or FaceBook, You can also snatch a copy right out of our own sweaty hands at one of our forthcoming album launch shows or at one of the exciting festival shows we’ve got lined up over the summer. Oh bloody yes. More info down below on where you can catch us. But first a little bit about the album…
Jelly Deals is a bit of a different beast to the last album in that we’ve tried to recreate something a bit closer to what we are as a live band. Whereas previously we made a conscious decision to change things up from how we play live, often coming up with new arrangements just for the studio, with Jelly Deals we’ve approached things with a new confidence and set out to record a set of tunes in much the same way we had rehearsed them and played them live. It’s the all-instrumental genre-defying lushness some of you know and love from our shows. We think it hangs together pretty well as an album, and we hope you do to!
In truth we’ve always found it difficult trying to describe our music in words, and we’ve even seen some pretty inventive reviewers struggling. So this time we’re just going to let the music do the talking, with this video of snippets from the album, featuring album artwork by Patrick Atkins, animated by Mo Hague.
Album launch shows – Grab yourself a handful of Jelly Deals before anyone else!
Festivals and summer shows:
15th July | Bath Carnival
29th July | WOMAD Festival
4th August | Valley Fest
13th August | Boomtown Fair
Thanks for looking, we hope to catch you soon!
Smerins HQ x
Pre-order ‘Jelly Deals’:
‘Jelly Deals’ Sampler: