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Spokes 3,4,5
Spokes - 3,4,5
(Download) Counter Records COUNTDNL042, 2011-04-18

After the critical success of Everyone I Ever Met, their debut album for Counter Records, Spokes return with latest single. 3 4 5, the kind of burst of euphoric "choral indie" (Clash) that had Q proclaim that "Spokes seem destined to make waves". A building, emotional epic that began life as an "acoustic shanty", it showcases once again the unique aesthetic and wide-eyed seriousness that make Spokes stand out so far from a drab crowd. There's even a director's cut of the tune, giving full rein to the band's emotional playing and weighing in at almost seven minutes! Remixing duties are kicked off by Grasscut, who give the beat a bit of electronic snap while Marcus Odair cuts loose in Jaco Pastorius mode on the bass. Liverpool's Capac give the melody more space, cloaking it in melancholy and slatherings of sub-bass. Hiatus takes the bucolic earthiness of the original and transplanting it to dark, damp city streets.

Spokes 3,4,5
Spokes - 3,4,5
(Download) Counter Records COUNTDNL042, 2011-04-18

Tracklisting:
01. 3,4,5 (Radio Edit)
02. 3,4,5 (Grasscut Remix)
03. 3,4,5 (Capac Remix)
04. 3,4,5 (Hiatus Remix)
05. 3,4,5 (Director's Cut)

Links:
Spokes :
Go download Torn Up In Praise on counterrecords.com/spokes
spokesmakemusic.blogspot.com
soundcloud.com/spokesband
myspace.com/spokessound
facebook.com/pages/Spokes/118723337803
twitter.com/Spokes_
Counter Records :
counterrecords.com
http://www.myspace.com/counterspace
facebook.com/pages/Counter-Records/112598208807594
youtube.com/user/counterrecords

Press Release:
After the critical success of Everyone I Ever Met, their debut album for Counter Records, Spokes return with latest single. 3 4 5, the kind of burst of euphoric "choral indie" (Clash) that had Q proclaim that "Spokes seem destined to make waves". A building, emotional epic that began life as an "acoustic shanty", it showcases once again the unique aesthetic and wide-eyed seriousness that make Spokes stand out so far from a drab crowd. There's even a director's cut of the tune, giving full rein to the band's emotional playing and weighing in at almost seven minutes!

Remixing duties are kicked off by Grasscut, who give the beat a bit of electronic snap while Marcus Odair cuts loose in Jaco Pastorius mode on the bass. Liverpool's Capac give the melody more space, cloaking it in melancholy and slatherings of sub-bass. Hiatus takes the bucolic earthiness of the original and transplanting it to dark, damp city streets.

"Beautiful string and harmony-drenched clamour... emotionally, every second hits home." Sunday Times
"Energetic and uplifting... Spokes seem destined to make waves." Q Magazine 4/5
"Uplifting rabble-rousing choirs and celestial voices. Transcends the obvious reference points." Mojo 4/5
"A seamless surge of choral indie rock that sets the genres bar high enough to give Radiohead vertigo." Clash 9/10
"Transcendent, neo-religious euphoria. " Uncut
"A fine first long-player. A hugely satisfying experience... A triumph..." BBC
"Their welding of pop, folk and indie rock is seamless, making for an exceptional album." Big Cheese 5/5
"Everyone I Ever Met feels fully formed and more than punches its weight, this is leagues beyond what most in their field can muster.' Skinny 4/5
"Head and shoulders apart from the crowd." Music Week
"Spokes bring a measure of British rock to the often barren folk landscape. A wonderful, blustery album." Artrocker 5/5
"The bands sweeping sound is panoramic in its scale but beautifully detailed all the same." Mercury Recommends...
"A sound of monumental proportions, a philosophy of simple structures wrought on an aurally epic scale..." MusicOMH
"Everyone I Ever Met could well serve to propel Spokes beyond the realms of support slots and minor cultdom to some rather heady heights indeed." Trebuchet
"A band that understands how to make an album. It ebbs and flows perfectly. Spokes are the kind of band British indie needs - intelligent, moving and inventive." National Student
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