Hot Thoughts, the new album from Spoon, has just been released on the Matador/RemoteControl Records label. Produced by Spoon and Dave Fridmann, the band believe they have created the bravest, most musically inventive work of their illustrious career. In addition, Spoon have announced two intimate stripped down in-store appearances to precede their live shows in Sydney and Melbourne next week. The band will appear at Redeye Records in Sydney on Wednesday 22 March, and at Polyester Records in Melbourne on Friday 24 March on the eve of their respective shows at The Metro Theatre and The Croxton Bandroom.
The in-store appearances by Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel will grant select audiences a rare glimpse of Spoon’s new record Hot Thoughts at its most immediate and stripped back, marking very special performances for Australian fans and newcomers. Spoon are no strangers to our shores however, frontman Britt Daniel actually laid down the foundations for their new record in Collingwood, Melbourne.
“I love going down to Australia, but it seems we’re never able to stay for long, so I rented a house in Collingwood outside Melbourne for three weeks. That’s where most of the songs on the new record got their start. I brought a bunch of unfinished songs with me. When I got down there, I was more excited about coming up with all new stuff. I’m not sure if it’s just the AC/DC connection or what. Australia just seems like this other world. It’s like this weird combination of Texas and England.” – Britt Daniel, American Way Magazine, March 2017
Spoon recently performed ‘Hot Thoughts’ on Jimmy Kimmel and ‘I Ain’t The One’ on The Late Show with James Corden. The band have just finished up a three day residency at SXSW taking over The Main and will return to Australia next week for shows and in-store appearances in Sydney and Melbourne. Full details below.
Spoon are: singer/guitarist Britt Daniel, drummer Jim Eno, bassist Rob Pope and Alex Fischel on keyboards and guitar.
You can buy Spoon’s Hot Thoughts via https://remotecontrolrecords.lnk.to/SpoonHotThoughts
Their Sydney and Melbourne headline shows are Thursday 23 March at the Metro Theatre, Sydney; and Saturday 25th March at Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne. Full ticketing and other details are available at www.frontiertouring.com/spoon
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David Edwards is the editor of The Blurb and a contributor on film and television