SINGLE REVIEW: The Blinders ‘Forty Days and Forty Nights’

The Doncaster three-piece alternative group are sharing their new single ‘Forty Days And Forty Nights’, from their new album Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath, which will be out on May 8th 2020.

The single opens up with ominous sounds of drums and beautifully tumultuous guitars. The band have a reputation for psychedelic poetry and this track is no different. The track is a tale of the breakdown of relationships – it is recounted through the sinister distortion of the guitars transcending the haunting feeling of the death in a relationship and the cruel prolonged animosity that follows – again, shown with the rising and falling tempo much like the failure of the once benevolent love that was felt in a relationship.

“It’s about trying to escape what you may call a toxic relationship,” explain the band. “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 will be second off the list from their new 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 band’s new album will trail off beautifully from their 2018, critically acclaimed debut album, Columbia.  The album goes through the exploration of many topical and real issues in today’s society such as mental health and also goes into detail with the opinions commentary on populist and socialist ideology. 

From the release; the band be playing many an intimate show 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. All of the full dates are below: 

MAY TOUR DATES
1st – Live At Leeds Festival, Leeds
2nd – Sound City, Liverpool
3rd – Hit The North Festival, Newcastle
19th – Caves, Edinburgh
20th – Welly Club, Hull
21st – 100 Club, London
22nd – Joiners, Southampton
23rd – O2 Academy 2, Leicester  
24th – Sonic Wave Festival, Birmingham