UK Melodic Punk band Spoilers, featuring Dan Goatham of Snuff, have release new song “Peaches and Cream” with their new EP There or Thereabouts coming soon. The songs encourages people to look behind the scenes at the realities of life for everyone when people might seem to be “living the dream” in a public-facing way.
The band comments:
Living the dream – You can have everything in life you ever wanted and dreamed of… and it doesn’t make you happy most of the time. People making their lives look like a fairy tale and insanely happy… and then when you run into them they’re actually having a really bad time.
The track was inspired by experiences of anxiety and depression but shares an important message from the band about “being stuck between living the dream and feeling out of place, between feeling great and being envious.”
Singer Dan Goatham adds:
It was something a bloke I used to drink with would say, he’d have a really positive story always ending somehow on a downer. And he once said ‘well, it ain’t all peaches and cream.’
The hammond organ on the song is played by Simon Short, known as a member of Seattle based band The Drowns.
The band discusses their new EP:
“The new EP, There or Thereabouts was half written before lockdown and half written during that time. Having toured relentlessly promoting ‘Roundabouts’ during 2018 and 2019 we didn’t spend a great deal of time writing so the plan was to release something new in 2020. We had a few songs finished and then “the event” happened and it pushed us back. We took time to write separately at home and send songs to each other digitally which we’d never done before, usually writing together in rehearsal studios.
Once we were finally allowed back in the same room we spent time adjusting the songs and making sure they’d sound great live as well as recorded. Once we were happy, and once we were legally allowed to, we booked the studio to record. A week before going into the studio another lockdown was announced and we had to postpone. This happened 3 times in total.
Between re-arranging recordings, re-writing songs, rehearsing and reassessing our life choices it took until 2022 to finally get the songs finished and the record mastered.
To us the songs now feel like old songs but to everyone else they’re brand new so it’s an unusual place to be. We’re super excited to finally be putting the EP out this year however and for people to get to hear the follow up to ‘Roundabouts’.“