Now Playing: Blanketman – ‘Harold’

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Photo by THROUGH THE EYES OF RUBY via Blanketman's FB 

It’s been a big year for Manchester up-and-comers Blanketman, who in April unleashed their catchy and punchy debut single ‘Taking You With Me’. Recently, they came through with their unforgettable beach-punk anthem ‘Beach Body’. And now they’re ending the year with another incredible single, this time with ‘Harold’.

‘Harold’ is an ode to insomniacs, lead guitarist Daniel Hand said on the track, “Harold is an ode to that crippling fright in the night. To things that don’t go bump, but go “aaaargh”. The song spasmed into existence after a series of unsavoury night terrors that prompted to me don my guitar, tune the strings to a level of arse-clenching tension, screw my eyes shut tight and, like a deranged jet-setter randomly spinning a tiny globe in search of the next destination, I slammed a capo onto the neck in a state of near frenzy. I tentatively opened an eye. Fourth fret. I picked up a pen as ideas began to fizz, but thought better of it, had a beer and wrote it later.”

The band are currently getting ready to release their much-anticipated debut EP National Trust on March 19th via [PIAS]. If the singles they’ve released this year are anything to go off, we’re in store for something special from Blanketman in 2021. 

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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