One of the first ever articles we ever wrote on Backseat Mafia was about Sheffield proto-indie rock group Stop Drop Robot, so when they announced it was the end of their particular road back in March, we mourned with the rest of the steel city (as well as people who had witnessed the bands extraordinary live show far and wide).
Out on October 7th, the band release their final will and testament in the shape of ‘The Best of Stop Drop Robot’, containing fan favourites such as ‘Lay It On Me’ and ‘Cradle’, to ‘Maps’, ‘Cerebral Eviction Notice’ and many more. 12 to be exact. Excitingly, there are a couple of brand new tracks – For the Day and White Light, considered by the band a fitting finale to their career.
We’re delighted here on Backseat Mafia to premiere one of those tracks – For the Day. Full of icy synths and edgy guitars, it also has this pulsating muscular undercurrent about it, as the bass and drums drive the track onwards, whilst over the top, Sam Christie’s angst filled vocal lines deliver big on the melodies. It might be the final act of Stop Drop Robot, but its also the best thing they ever did. Don’t miss it.
The album will be available to pre-order from iTunes on the 23rd of September for £2.99, with an instant download of one of their brand new tracks entitled ‘White Light’.