Alcopop! Records – January 26th

The Spook School are that special type of band that not only write great records, but important ones too. Songs about gender identity, abusive relationships, body insecurity, sexuality, toxic masculinity, and mental health mix with a stubborn optimism, positivity and defiance that will and has provided hope, comfort and inspiration for many who might be going through similar things. Could It Be Different?, the Glasgow four-piece’s third record (and first not with the already much-missed Fortuna POP!), is a confident and acclaimed continuation in their knack for writing noisy, danceable and charming indie pop with meaning. Eleven tracks of fast-moving, relentlessly catchy, hairs-on-end hits with hugely quotable choruses that feel liberating and powerful to dance and shout along to. The Spook School will be long remembered.

Buy: The Spook School – Could It Be Different