Dark themes pepper the new album from locals James, Mac, James and Harry
Anyone who has followed the progress of Stroud-based band the red propellers will be excited to hear that they’ll be releasing a new album of 10 original songs in April. Released through Rollercoaster Records, ‘No Film In The Camera’ will be available on vinyl and CD at Sound Records and Trading Post in Stroud; Rough Trade, Bristol and of course on Spotify. The lyrical content of the new album is somewhat less personal than past releases, focusing more on what they view as the deteriorating state of the times. Themes of disbelief, recollection, loss and reconciliation run throughout with individual songs touching on subjects as varied as childhood meningitis, the calamity of mass shootings in the States and ageing.
The band’s previous three EPs have also been collected into one Spotify album called ‘The Fragility of Love’, which made several End of Year Best Album lists by various DJs throughout the UK and beyond, including prominent Manchester DJ Bob Osborne who named it best album of the year, and noted New York DJ, Howard Thompson who is such a big supporter of the band he’s planning to visit the UK this year to catch them live! With two 4-star reviews from Shindig magazine, they ended 2018 on quite a buzz! Their own highlight of the year was playing live on Resonance Radio (described by the Guardian as the best independent station in London), where their style was hailed as “poetic, punk spirited Anglo-American Rock”. They will be returning to Resonance for another live gig this summer.
The release of No Film In The Camera coincides with Record Store Day on April 13th. The red propellers will be playing shows throughout that weekend at indie record shops in the area. Look out for them (and ask for them!) at Badlands in Cheltenham; Sound Records, Stroud; Rough Trade, Bristol and other indie record shops in the area.
Check the band’s Facebook page for videos and details of gigs: