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Inspiral Carpets sign to Cherry Red, ready new albums and re-issue

By | Published on Tuesday 7 January 2014

Inspirational Carpets

The Inspiral Carpets have signed to Cherry Red Records for the release of their first album in 20 years, which will include the singles ‘You’re So Good For Me’ and ‘Fix Your Smile’, both released since original singer Stephen Holt rejoined the band in 2011.

Although most of the new long player is already complete, the record will likely be released in September, though Cherry Red will oversee a re-issue of the band’s original ‘demo album’, 1989’s ‘Dung 4’, in April, with a limited edition vinyl version for Record Store Day.

Confirming the band’s 2014 plans, guitarist Graham Lambert told CMU: “Since 2011, we’ve steadied the ship and we’re sailing on. It’s been a breath of fresh air creating new songs with Stephen – his input has given us a fresh impetus. There was no sane logic why we didn’t do it a decade ago. Getting home from rehearsals and playing back a new song in the middle of the night is such a thrill. A new album seemed impossible a couple of years ago: now it’s a reality!”

Appearing on Desert Island Discs last month, inseparable presenters Ant & Dec revealed that Inspiral Carpets were the first band they ever saw live together. I assume they’ve already been asked to write new liner notes for ‘Dung 4’.