The Blinders share their latest single Forty Days and Forty Nights. The track is the second to be released from their forthcoming album, Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath, which will be released on May 8th. Listen below.
Forty Days and Forty Nights opens with an intoxicating blend of driving drums and warped guitars. The track tells a sinister and visceral account of the collapse of a relationship into murderous animosity, which pulsates between calm and chaos. The track premiered on Tuesday night on BBC Radio 6 music and has since gained support from Jack Saunders, John Kennedy and Chris Hawkins.
The band explain:
It’s about trying to escape what you may call a toxic relationship. It represents the desperation to get out of the situation that you are in, but also the frustration at not having that craved freedom.
The track is the second to be taken from their upcoming album, Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath, following Circle Song, released earlier this month. The album was recorded at Manchester’s Eve Studios alongside producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi), and mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse).
The follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album, Columbia, released in 2018, the album explores existential despair, mental health and society’s ills in a time of planetary crisis, and is both a riposte to, and commentary on, the rise of populist ideology. Delivering a blistering collection of powerful tracks, Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath is imbued with the visceral energy of Idles, the twisted melodies of solo-era Lennon and the darkness of the Bad Seeds.
Following the album’s release, the band will head out on a run of intimate dates, with shows in Edinburgh, Hull, London and Southampton, between slots at festivals including Live At Leeds, Sound City, Hit The North and Sonic Wave, with much more to be announced. Full dates and information can be found below. Tickets are available here.