New Spearmint album out now!

Our new album ‘Holland Park’ is in stock and available now:

Vinyl: Our stocks have sold out now, but you can still get a copy by searching for it online from other shops.

CD: https://hitbackonline.co.uk/product/spearmint-holland-park-cd/

Digital: https://spearmint.lnk.to/hollandpark (also digitally through Bandcamp)

Shirley has also put together an accompanying fantasy album: https://rgm.press/shirley-lee-from-spearmint-reveals-his-fantasy-album-tracklisting/review/

Here’s what the press have said so far:

Mojo: “How amazing that Spearmint, all in middle age, clearly still keeping up the day jobs, can unite to make music this wonderful.” ****

Eighth Day: “It’s brilliant!”

Morning Star: “Unique and beautiful… A fascinating musical voyage of affirmation and tribute” *****

Devizine: “This is one rich, uplifting record.”

About That Record: “Record of the Day.”

Brooklyn Vegan: “Another fine entry in a remarkably consistent catalog… from swoony new romanticism through Madchester, Britpop and the ’00s post-punk revival.”

Peterborough Telegraph: ” rich vocals and romantic songs are a tonic for sore ears!” 8/10

Wall of Sound: “a strong and persistent pop vibe, happy and upbeat. You can enjoy this for what it is, or you can take the time to listen to the lyrics, where there is more to be found than is often the case.”

Off The Hook: “A brisk poppy ride with fathoms of melancholy depth.”

Hope you like it!

Shirl X

‘Since Bowie Died’ single & video out now!

‘Since Bowie Died’ single & video out now!

The new single

The new Spearmint single ‘Since Bowie Died’ is out today digitally and on VERY limited 7-inch available here.

Our very own JiM has led on an animated film to accompany the single, which you now can view here.

The new album

Still a few CD albums left which will come with a limited-edition 24-page book of lyrics and notes – you can order yours here.

And you can pre-order the limited-edition double-gatefold 10-inch black-vinyl version here.

‘Since Bowie Died’ single & ‘Spearmint Choose Bowie’ playlist

Good day to you all… the third single from the forthcoming album is called ‘Since Bowie Died’ and will be released digitally and on VERY limited 7-inch on Friday 3rd September 2021.

Our very own JiM has led on an animated film to accompany the single, which will also premier on 3rd September.

And to get you in the mood, Spearmint have compiled a Bowie playlist here.

There is a 13-page feature on Spearmint in the latest edition of the truly excellent Eighth Day magazine, if you’d like to find out more about the new album ‘Holland Park’.

There are still a few CD albums left which will come with a limited-edition 24-page book of lyrics and notes – you can order yours here.

And you can pre-order the limited-edition double-gatefold 10-inch black-vinyl version here.

Finally, just to say that there are also good prices on Spearmint’s back catalogue here.

Order new Spearmint 7-inches and CD album now!

You can now place orders here for the rare-as-hens-teeth 7-inch versions of ‘Walk Away From Hollywood’ & ‘Bundunyabba Blue’, and for the forthcoming album ‘Holland Park’ on CD – the first 100 CDs will come with a free 24-page colour book of lyrics and notes on all the songs.

You can pre-order the limited-edition double-gatefold 10-inch black-vinyl version here.

We’re hoping these will sell through quite quickly, so happy hunting!

Shirl X

Video for 2nd single from the forthcoming album… and a Spearmint playlist

Here is the brand-new video for the second single from the forthcoming album. It’s called Bundunyabba Blue and will be released digitally and on limited edition 7-inch on Friday 6th August.

The album’s called ‘Holland Park’ and you can pre-order the limited edition, double 10-inch gatefold vinyl version now.

I’m hoping that details of how to order the 7-inch singles and the CD album will follow next week.

In celebration of the imminent new album, we’ve put together an album-length playlist of Spearmint tunes – you can check it out here.

Cheers, Shirl X

Pre-order the new Spearmint album now!

The new Spearmint album is called ‘Holland Park’ and is released on Friday 17th September 2021.

The vinyl is a limited edition, double gatefold, ten-inch version on black vinyl, with a 24-page lyric book, and you can now secure your copy here:

https://wiaiwya.bandcamp.com/album/holland-park

Details of how to get the CD album will follow.

The first single ‘Walk Away From Hollywood’ is available digitally now, with a VERY limited edition 7-inch coming soon.

Shirl X

New Spearmint single, video & album

The new Spearmint album is called ‘Holland Park’ and will be released on Friday 17th September 2021.

The first single ‘Walk Away From Hollywood’ is out on Friday 2nd July, and you can now catch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plht6VyMiQw

The single will be available digitally and on a VERY limited edition seven-inch – details to follow shortly. Also coming soon will be news on how to pre-order the vinyl and CD versions of the album.

Hope you like the new songs,

Shirl X

Spearmint news for 2021

A very happy new year to you –  we hope you’re all managing OK.

The news here is that we are currently recording the new Spearmint album, which WILL be out in the autumn of 2021.

We’re working with our dear friend Rhodri Marsden on this one. Rhodri made that great Brexit disco album (‘The Hustle’ by Article 54), those three excellent Free French albums on our label, and also plays with Scritti Politti. We teamed up with Rhodri previously on ‘My Missing Days’ and ‘Paris In A Bottle’, which may, or may not, give you a clue as to the kind of album we’re making…

So far it’s going really well and we are ridiculously over-excited about it.We will be partnering with WIAIWYA records for a very special vinyl release of the album – details to follow. It’ll also be on CD and digital, of course.

There will also be two singles before the album is released. As for gigs, well who knows? Perhaps after the album is out – let’s see how it goes…

Shirl
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Spearmint live

We are sorry to inform you that the Spearmint gig on Thursday 17th September at 229 in London has now been cancelled for obvious reasons, while we all figure out how live music will work safely from now on.

Apologies to those of you who were looking forward to hearing songs from ‘A Week Away’ live. We still hope to play these at a later date, but this will be the other side of the next album now.

On a positive note, we’re now deep into writing the next record, which is something that can happen unimpeded this year while we are unable to play live… Shirl X 

New Spearmint Single & Video

The new Spearmint single ‘Thomas’ from our album ‘Are You From The Future?’ will be released on 15th May 2020 – and here is the new video!

The single will be available on two separate, rare as hen’s teeth, extremely limited, autographed, customised white-label 7 inches: hitBACK53V features ‘Thomas’ and exclusive track ‘Girls With Guitars’, a musing on the music industry in the late 90s / early 00’s, which you can order here.

And hitBACK54V includes ‘The Lonely Diamonds’, a Spanish reflection on dealing with grief, which you can order here.

Shirl X