UK Ska-punk legends [SPUNGE] are back with their second new single Get Out, which follows on from October’s release of Liar, through the bands own label, Dent’All Records. The duo of singles are the bands first new material since 2014’s Hang On? album and come ahead of a run of UK tour dates through late November and December.
Having formed in 1994, [SPUNGE] have released 8 studio albums over the years, hitting the album and singles charts several times along the way. Still regularly touring, the band continue to fill venues and festival stages throughout the UK. This summer’s festival season culminated with an at-capacity headline slot on The Skankin’ Stage at Boomtown.
Get Out was written following a near-fatal car accident which involved both frontman Alex Copeland and bassist Chris ‘Jarv’ Murphy, who were traveling to the airport together, on route to perform at a festival in Guernsey this June. The pair were lucky to come out of the incident alive, which saw their car pushed under and dragged along by a lorry on the M42 motorway.
“Get Out is a message of positivity” states Copeland. “A lot of the time the only thing standing in the way of you and what you deserve is yourself. Life is short, enjoy it.
“That was cemented as fact to me after Jarv and I were in the car crash. I like to think I’ve always had a similar outlook on life… But it wasn’t until it was that close to being over that I really started believing it completely.”
Catch the band at Temple of Boom in Leeds on December 7th.