Written by: Mike Dimitriou
After few years in silence, Lancashire-UK’s electropop duo Spray returns with the new single “Anthologised By Cherry Red” via banofeesound on May 11, ahead of their upcoming fifth studio album later on this year.
Spray, consisting of siblings Jenny McLaren (vocals, guitar) and Ricardo Autobahn (synthesizers, guitar), formed in 2002, following the demise of their previous band, The Cuban Boys who were famous for their hit single “Cognoscenti Vs Intelligentsia a.k.a. The Hamster Dance Song” which sold a million copies, reached number 4 on the UK singles charts, landed them on Top of the Pops, and resulted in the recording of one of the best Peel Sessions ever.
Spray were the secret weapon behind the UK’s 2006 Final at Eurovision for Daz Sampson’s “Teenage Life,” having written and produced it, as well as singing the treated vocals for the track. The new single is a song ready to hit the charts when it comes out–it’s an entertaining Brit electro-pop anthemic tune written and arranged with all the ingredients that will surely place it among the 2018’s most played singles on radio and in clubs. It’s an uplifting track with undeniably catchy melodies and a stadium-rock refrain.
In a press release, McLaren says the story behind the title isn’t cynical: “The song is not a critique of Cherry Red as we’re actually big fans of the label. It’s more a straightforward story song about a fading rock band finding success in their twilight years.”
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