UK Ska Punk band, Spunge, released their new single Just Sayings at the end of 2021. Recorded and produced before lockdown at RB Studios in Birmingham by Elliot Vaughan who’s previous recording credits include The Wandering Hearts, Frank Turner and The Wildhearts, and produced by Katie Tavini (We Are Scientists, Emeli Sande, Sonic Boom Six) the band have been waiting for an opportunity to release this for months. Now out, The Fountain caught up with the band just before Christmas to discuss the single and their plans, which you can read below.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Just Sayings?
The people we have played the new single to have all said it’s nice to hear a song that is a bit of fun in the current situation and this was just what they needed, which is awesome to hear. As I’m writing this it is yet to come out on general release so fingers crossed most people feel the same!
TF: How would you sum up the record in one sentence?
In typical [spunge] fashion Just Sayings has no agenda, instead we took well-known sayings and idioms and twisted them into fun lyrical content, and threw them on top of an upbeat melody for that break from the ‘new normal’ we all need right now.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
Well, we did have a Covid friendly show planned, and live streaming at the same time, but lockdown 2 (electric avenue) stopped that so it has been moved to January 2021 (see https://www.betterthanlive.co.uk/event/spunge/ for more details) so now the rest of this year is planning things for next year… and hoping they happen!
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I enjoy a ton of different places for different reasons. Big places are something to tick off of the list and say you did that… Cardiff Castle supporting Greenday will always be a special one for that reason… But the smaller places have some of the best experiences as you are all up close and personal with the crowd…
If I had to pick one then I used to LOVE playing the London Astoria back in the day… Great shows there… R.I.P
The next place I look forward to playing is anywhere lol – missing live shows so much right now.. it is over a year since we last played and that makes it the longest amount of time without playing a show in the 26 years we have been together… kinda sucks.
For more information on the show in 2021 click here