SPQR – ‘Fault Lines’

Photo credit: Liam Powell

SPQR have made a welcome return with the release of new single ‘Fault Lines’ and news of a tour with JOHN later in the year. Self-produced, the new song had been around for a while before songwriter Peter Harrison decided to revisit it: ‘It’d been around for a long time and never felt right, but everyone knew there was something there. Nothing was happening naturally so I sat down with it and just chipped away until cracks of light began to appear. It was a different approach to how I usually make songs but arguably the end result is more rewarding. Sometimes, you gotta dig for that gold!’

A song about being true to yourself, it opens with chiming melodies and a rampant rhythm section that brings to mind Everything Everything’s more energetic moments before slowing down as Peter sings about being ‘awash with only regret’ over something a bit more brooding and gothic. The pulsating chorus then kicks in with a sing-along feel before the track settles back into something more experimental but no less alluring. It’s an exciting piece of art pop.

Catch SPQR on the following tour dates:

SEPTEMBER:
01 – MILTON KEYNES – CRAUFORD ARMS*
02 – CAMBRIDGE – PORTLAND ARMS* 
03 – BIRMINGHAM – HARE & HOUNDS* 
09 – CARDIFF – CLWB IFOR BACH*
10 – EXETER – THE CAVERN* 
11 – LIVERPOOL – FUTURAMA FESTIVAL 
12 – HEBDEN BRIDGE – TRADES CLUB* 
19 – SHEFFIELD – 02 ACADEMY 2* 
30 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS – THE FORUM*

* – W/ JOHN

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