After years of DIY shows in pubs, venues, living rooms, churches and barber shops, the now four-strong band of best friends is bringing a fuller sound to their nostalgic brand of singalong emo-folk with ‘Your Dad’s Crap at Football’. 

The track’s title was inspired by an ineffective childhood insult levied at the son of a local sporting hero, but ‘Your Dad’s Crap at Football’ really chronicles a battle against depression during university. The song juggles with the expectations of managing family, work and academia around mental health, punctuated with broad harmonies and a big sing-along chorus. 

A big step up from the band’s early rough-and-ready bedroom recording, ‘Your Dad’s Crap at Football’ (which premiered on BBC Introducing Lincolnshire on 28/05) is a more polished, layered affair evoking the jingly riffs of Martha, brutal honesty of Modern Baseball, alongside the blown-out folk texture of Neutral Milk Hotel. 

“We’ve been trying to get this one out for years. The first time we played it was at a folk-punk show in a church in York, and we had every single pew singing-along like it was some kind of holy FA Cup Final. It took getting Sam (drummer) and Josh (bassist) on board to flesh out the sound and really achieve the big, folksy vibe we’d always dreamed of.” 

Guitarist/vocalist Liam Lambert

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