Following the announcement of their third album Between Here & Everywhere – out on 29th July via Dais Records, Death Bells, the long-running musical collaboration between Will Canning and Remy Veselis, have released a video for a new track from the album, Lifespring.
Of the song, Canning explains, “We initially wrote ‘Lifespring’ at a friend’s studio, before the last record was even an idea. I thought I had lost the stems, but discovered them recently on a USB that had been sitting in my jacket pocket for the last few years, so we were able to finally finish the song.” He continues, “The lyrical inspiration came from reading about a fairly spurious organisation of the same name that were around until the mid-90s. Musically, it feels very different from anything we’ve done before; sleazier, groovier.”
Moody, sleazy almost with the squelch of the synths over this goth rock undercurrent and spoken lyrics, Lifespring has this almost arid feel with spidery guitars crawling all over it, before stepping out of the post-punk shadows and into the light, allowing us to revel in the glow and groove of it all.