Thousand Yard Stare share inaugural single from first album in 27 years


Thousand Yard Stare have released a brand new single, ‘It Sparks!’ via the Stifled Aardvark label.

Recorded at Raffer Studios in Kent with Callum Rafferty, the track is the inaugural fruit plucked from the forthcoming as yet-to-be titled album due for release in 2020, their first since 1993’s Mappamundi.

‘It Sparks!’ is something of a call to arms to rekindle lost fires, a rallying cry for optimism and fighting back, a list of character traits we can all identify with at one time or another set to a vivacious guitar sonance.

Listen to ‘It Sparks!’ by Thousand Yard Stare on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.

“I feel there is a lot of disillusionment and apathy around, and doesn’t do us harm to remind ourselves we can make a positive stance, either personally or collectively” says singer Stephen Barnes. “The sentiment is more about getting an arm around the shoulder rather than a punch to the gut, and we all need that from time to time.”

The band – originally active from 1989 until 1993 – reformed in 2015 for a triumphant and rapturous one-off show in London, reviving a passion that had lain dormant for over two decades.

The band continued their sojourn, gaining plaudits and a growing new audience for their energetic and inclusive live performances, with further headline tours, appearances at Shiiine On Weekender, Indie Daze, PennFest and Gigantic, an annual London residency and tour supports with the likes of House Of Love.

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