INSPIRAL CARPETS ARE BACK WITH THEIR FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN TWO DECADES, ON OCTOBER 20TH. THE BAND’S SELF-TITLED FIFTH ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED BY CHERRY RED RECORDS TO FOLLOW RECENT SINGLE SPITFIRE AND THE SPRING 2014 REISSUE OF EARLY CASSETTE-ONLY ALBUM DUNG4.
Talismanic keyboard player Clint Boon met with The Mouth Magazine in February this year (on the verge of release of DUNG4), and talks again here in a brand new edition of The Mouthcast focused on the new album.
INSPIRAL CARPETS – with the group’s original singer Stephen Holt fronting for the first time since leaving back in 1988 – is a rip-roaring psychedelic / garage album. Alongside SPITFIRE the defining moment is probably LET YOU DOWN, which boasts a unique collaboration with legendary ‘punk poet’ John Cooper Clarke. The plan is to release it as the next single, and Boon believes it could be one of three songs for which the band will always be remembered. He says the new album is “blokes in their forties and fifties making a really good garage sound”, and he’s not wrong. It’s one of the band’s best – both contemporary and classic. Get on it.