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Approved: Speed Training

By | Published on Tuesday 30 November 2021

Speed Training

Featuring former members of Great Dad – Charlie Loane (aka Piglet) and Caitlin Power – Speed Training are emerging as a sharp new force in lo-fi pop. Already developing a sound definably their own, the pair take a strong step forward from their previous project, becoming more accessible without compromising on their vision.

Following on from their debut single, ‘Hot Wheels (On The Race Track)’, they have just released new track ‘High Treason’. With a slow creeping musical backing, the duo deliver lyrics that highlight “the normalisation of housing evictions and the inherent violence of late capitalism”.

The delivery of the song’s opening line – “They emptied the building this morning… early” – draws you quickly into its story, immediately making you feel like a co-conspirator. It’s a songwriting skill many would kill for, and one of many reasons to be excited about Speed Training.

To mark the new release, they will play a launch show at The Waiting Room in London on 1 Dec, with support from No Name and a Goat Girl DJ set.

Watch the video for ‘High Treason’ here:

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