Manchester’s Psychedelic Misfits SPLINT Take You On A Mingboggling ‘145’ Jam

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21 October 2022

Who: Splint initially malformed between Calderdale and the alley-arteried suburbs of South Manchester in 2021. Finding semi-permanent homes in walking distance of one another and settling into formation earlier this year.

New single: 145

“Where the siren calls of the band’s sharp-edged, urgent debut, Military Procedures, brought listeners onside amidst a torn and stuttering torrent, 145’s sensitive two-hander between vocalists, Giulia Bonometti and Jake Bogacki finds the band fighting emotional headwinds to crest a breathtaking songwriting peak.”

Giulia Bonometti (vocalist): “It’s about the human condition that unites every person but
also divides us. Going through life without paying attention to what is actually happening to
the people around us and settle for the “I’m fine” in reply to the “how are you’s?” Pretending to be strong when everything is falling apart and never allow yourself to be vulnerable.”

Turn Up The Volume: 60s/70s psychedelia at its haunting best. The band name New York City‘s legendary guitar-noise-explorers Television and The Velvet Underground as their main influences and it shows, but the immensely popular South-London band Dry Cleaning, who raised faster than a supersonic airplane, circle around 145 too.

But, trust me, after only two mindboggling jangly jams my excited ears
tell me that Splint will evolve into a sound-exploring direction of its own.

The accompanying video was created by filmmaker Mackenzie Thomson who walks on into the darker corners of the territory signposted by the band’s music and the deep- hearted intent behind 145’s lyrics.

Enter Splint‘s shadowy world…

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