Spiritual Cramp Release New Single, ‘Better Off This Way’

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Today, Spiritual Cramp have shared their latest single, ‘Better Off This Way’, the third to be released from their upcoming, debut, self-titled album which is set for release on November 3rd via Blue Grape Music.

Accompanying the single, the band have also shared its partnering music video – an epic, shoot-em-up-inspired visual that features the band’s members as Guy Ritchie-inspired characters as they chase each other through the warehouses and canyons of LA, trying to claim possession of a mysterious suitcase. The video also features long-term friend of the band, Ian Shelton of Militarie Gun. 

The band’s debut album was produced by Michael Bingham and Michael Fenton of the band, and includes additional production from Carlos de la Garza, known for his work with Paramore, M83, The Linda Linda’s etc., who also mixed the album. Already, the band have received praise for their live shows, and their EPs have garnered the band support from the likes of Turnstile, Iggy Pop, and Viagra Boys.

The track follows on from previous single ‘Herberts On Holiday’. The track is a touching ode to vocalist Michael Bingham’s wife, who saved him from following a very different path. 

Speaking of the track, Bingham states, ‘I don’t really like the idea of trying to sell the fact that I had a rough experience growing up to a musical audience for credibility but this song is probably the closest I’ll ever get to talking about what life was like. It wasn’t good.’ He continues, ‘I feel really lucky to have met Barb. It’s hard to quickly summarize in a clip the impact she has had on my life but I can say with all honesty everything I have in my life today is because of her. To this day I am constantly making mistakes and oftentimes not living up to my fullest potential. But through the 18 years of knowing her, she’s never rubbed my face in it. All she’s ever done is cheer me on – even if I don’t feel like I deserve it.’

Self-produced by Bingham and bassist Michael Fenton, Spiritual Cramp’s self-titled debut also includes additional production from Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, Cherry Glazerr etc) – who also mastered the album. 

Katie Macbeth

katie macbeth

Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.

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