Double Exclusive! She’s Hit video premiere & track by track album guide
The best new band in Scotland have given us a video premiere and explained their stonking new album track by track...
She's Hit release their debut album Pleasure on 6 June, with the amazing new single 'Shimmer Shimmer' leading the pack on 23 May.
Exclusively to Artrocker.TV, the band have written a track by track guide to the record - and given us the video premiere for 'Shimmer Shimmer' - can't say fairer than that!
Check out the video below, then scroll down to read the band's insight into what you can expect from their debut album...
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This is the last song we recorded for the album, sonically it's got a bit more space than the others. A lot of our ideas come in the studio on a whim and the acapella intro is a good example, it shouldn't really work but it does. Its about the changes that occur in a relationship where looking back you see that aspects of yourself have disappeared.
2. SHIMMER SHIMMER
A sleazy garage song that was great fun to record, especially the backing vocals. Lyrically it's about stripping away modern etiquette, and stepping out of the shell that everyone seems to hide behind, and become a society that interacts with one another fully.
3. YOUNG LOVE DEAD
When I wrote this I was obsessed with the political philosophy of the "state of nature" where man is born free from the foundations of a State and is able to act in any way without worrying about the implications.
4. PART ONE
This is the song we’ve had the longest out of all the tracks on the album. Somehow, we’ve never gotten bored of playing it in the long time that we’ve had it and it fit perfectly on the album. There’s something about the flow and feel of this song that couldn’t be more perfect. Jen Paley’s vocals definitely helped to create the right atmosphere that we needed.
It’s about a pinnacle moment in anyone’s life when you have the realization that even with everything that is going wrong in a relationship it would be near impossible to go on without that other person. Jen Paley helped write the lyrics here, and I think that the two-sided approach really helped the song convey that this realization is felt on both sides.
Another of the songs we've had for the longest. The intro riff and the main riff were written separately but they come together really well. It's a really coming of age song.
7. MIRIAM HOLLOW
This song really came together in the studio, Phil and Cammy had been working on it but it was lacking something. Emily (McLaren, studio engineer) played bass on this one and after a few plays she totally understood it, it's all about that motorik rhythm from the bass and drums and the counter rhythms from the guitar.
8. STARE AT THE SUN
The intro to this song is one of my favourite moments on the album, the machine gun drums totally make it. The fact that it’s hard to find the words to describe the meaning of this song kind of sums it up nicely as it is, in the most basic term, about being unable to express yourself.
9. FORFEIT TO DESPAIR
We wanted to end on a more sombre and mellow note than the rest of the album. This song describes the sentiments of throwing away someone that had opened your eyes to feelings you had never felt before. I felt this summed up the feel and theme of the album entirely.