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Spirit LevelOcean Flaws
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We are a DIY alt-pop band from Essex. Expect foamy synths, washed-out guitar, and crashing choruses. This is your soundtrack to a beach party on the moon.

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Press Release

Our much-anticipated sophomore single, Spirit Level, just apparated onto the web.

 

Crawling with retro synths, haunting harpsichords and growling guitars, this track excavates a kind of paranoia that only an alt-indie quartet weathering a global pandemic could muster.

 

Evangelised to the dark side of indie by the likes of Interpol, Editors, and White Lies while growing up in Essex, we have excited a new wave of dream pop across the UK - having been named a Radio X Hot One by John Kennedy off the back of our debut single in February 2020.

 

And this release, with sharp teeth and a disturbed disposition, has already begun to garner national radio play, too.

 

Nearly neutered by COVID-19, the tracking of Spirit Level - at Liverpool’s indie mecca, Sugar House - was actually cut short by Boris Johnson’s sobering announcement on 23rd March 2020, which, for the first time, put the entire country on strict lockdown.  

 

From midnight that evening, we reluctantly began a sombre procession back to Essex, and left the skeleton of Spirit Level in a locker in Liverpool - not knowing when we’d return to raise it from the dead.  

 

Like Doctor Frankenstein, we eagerly rushed back to the lab as soon as we were able, and injected life into Spirit Level with some haunting lyrics and whirring 80s electronics.

 

Against all odds, the song was finally complete, and soon after, the Cronenberg-esque music video was shot.

 

We hope Spirit Level is as much of a treat to you, as it was a trick for us getting it finished.

 

Sea you down the road

Spirit Level

L Y R I C S

VERSE

There’s a ghost in my house,

He’s taken all my money and clothes 

There’s a snake in my bed,

All the things he knows would make you scared

BRIDGE

I’ve been running from it,

I stopped and thought I lost it

So wrong, so wrong

I’m still running from it,

I fought and then I lost it 

So long, so long 

CHORUS
I love the way you love me like you do...

VERSE

Got an ache in my head,

It’s driving everyone around the bend

There’s a man in my shed,

He’s made a note of everything we said

BRIDGE

I’ve been running from it,

I stopped and thought I lost it

So wrong, so wrong

I’m still running from it,

I fought and then I lost it 

So long, so long 

CHORUS

I love the way you love me like you do...

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