The Immediate, Lorraine Kelly, an EP and an album
After last year’s ‘Shadows and Ghosts’ EP The Immediate are set to release their ‘Mold’ EP on Friday 3rd March followed by their debut album ‘Manbuoy’ on 28th April .
The Immediate formed in 1992 and split up in 1997 after only releasing one single. They now (somewhat tongue-in-cheekly) cite “freezing rehersal rooms, fruitless nocturnal drives and crooked promoters, being skint and – most sadly – each other” for disbanding.
Despite a name that would no doubt have Alanis Morissette whinnying, since recently reforming their productivity has increased to near production line levels.
Their next release, the ‘Mold’ EP is a five track affair. The cover features a nostalgic image of Shire Hall created by Paul Maurice (Gallops).
Sound-wise this is a right old retro-romp that takes in jangly-indie, some prog-rock moments and a few quick folky nods here and there.
If you don’t want to be disturbed for life I’d suggest preparing yourself for singer Adam Walton’s proclamations about Lorraine Kelly in spoken word track ‘Manbuoy’ (deliberately exaggerated or not).
The EP is extremely self aware (as you would expect for a band publishing their third release roughly 25 years after forming). There are lots of aforementioned tongue in cheek moments and it is well worth a listen.
I reckon I can hear a veritable “splattering” of influences including At the Drive-In, Pixies, Oasis, The Coral, Pulco, Pink Floyd and The Kinks. You can make up your own mind and listen to the EP in full below (the player may take a while to load).
The EP will be available on limited edition CD and digitally through Bandcamp and iTunes.
You can find out more about The Immediate (and see some nice haircuts) by watching the video below.
You can buy the band’s music via Bandcamp.
They also play at Theatre Clwyd (Mold) on Friday 3rd March supported by Campfire Social & Skellums.
Andrew is an editor and writer for wrexhammusic.co.uk and promotes the wrexhammusic.co.uk nights.