Key Markets is named after “a large supermarket bang in the centre of Grantham from the early 1970s up until around 1980,” explains Jason Williamson. “My mum would take me there and I’d always have a large coke in a plastic orange cup surrounded by varnished wood trimmings and big lamp shades with flowers on them.
He adds: “Key Markets is in places quite abstract but it still deals heavily with the disorientation of modern existence. It still touches on character assassination, the delusion of grandeur and the pointlessness of government politics. It’s a classic. Fuck em.”
The first track from the album is ‘No One’s Bothered’, “a comment on the ongoing car crash that is human behaviour under Capitalism” influenced by early Meteors records – stream it below and check out their forthcoming live dates underneath.
Key Markets is out in vinyl, CD and digital formats on July 10 through Harbinger Sound. The album was mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy and comes in a gatefold sleeve designed by Steve Lippert.
May 14 Waterfront Studio, Norwich
May 15 Academy 2, Manchester
May 16 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
May 21 Exchange, Bristol
May 22 Exchange, Bristol
May 23 Concorde 2, Brighton
June 4 The Leadmill, Sheffield
June 5 KOKO, London
June 24–28 Glastonbury, Pilton
September 4–6 End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury
September 10–13 Bestival, Isle Of Wight