|Spies say they find their new style of writing "much more satisfying" than their former approach|
Renowned for their captivating live performances, Spies have built a reputation as one of the hottest bands in Dublin. But following the release of their Sea Creature EP and a tour with Wolf Alice in March 2016, they disappeared from the scene.
Having made an unexpected but much anticipated return in March, clearly showing a new direction with their single Young Dad, Spies do really well at complementing their notoriously tight sound with the use of more clearly defined hooks.
The release of their most recent track Uriah is a continuation of the band's continuing progression making use of electronic themes and driving rhythms. This new single is the second to be released from their upcoming debut LP Constancy scheduled for release later this year.
Uriah was recorded in Dublin’s now defunct Bow Lane studio, it was engineered by the bands long- time producer Jake Miller. Speaking about the song vocalist Michael Broderick describes it as “a reflection on the story of Uriah and King David”. The song reflects the themes of friendship and betrayal in this story with a personal experience.
Reluctant to play things safe, their new sonic direction demonstrates a clear willingness to change and grow as a band saying “We were starting to listen to the likes of Floating Points, Fatima Yamaha, New Jackson etc. and we were learning how to use midi and sequence synthesizers. We collected a lot of gear and began to write songs using new sounds and techniques. We found it much more satisfying than our older style of writing where we made a lot of noise until something stuck.”
Following the release of Uriah, Spies have booked a live date and they will be playing Dublin’s Workman's Club on August 10th.