Cardiff’s Instructions(aka Spencer Mcgarry‘s new band) have unveiled the first teaser of what is to come from Instructions in 2016. ‘Soft Rock Is My Radio’ is a witty sunshine infused blast of Yacht rock designed to sweep away the winter blues, it’s out on the 29th of Jan 2016.
Instructions release their debut single ‘Soft Rock Is My Radio’ as a digital single via recherché records on the 29th of January.
Instructions are a brand new all star Cardiff pop act led by the incredible song writing talent that is Spencer Seglov, known for his work with the Spencer Mcgarry Season who released three albums in three different genres and were praised for their pastoral orchestral pop sound by the likes of the Guardian, 6 Music and David Quantick. Exploring their shared love of 70’s rock, orchestral/chamber baroque pop and 80’s electronic sounds.
The first taste of their sound: ‘Soft Rock is my Radio’ is a witty affectionate ode to a seemingly bygone era. Instructions bring fresh zest and life to it with vocals that are as redolent of the yacht rock of Hall and Oates and Steely Dan as they are Prince and a bounding liquid rhythm reminiscent of a getaway drive into the sunset from the 80’s game Outrun with a blonde in the passenger seat- or in the boot! It comes with a complimentary video which examines the opulent life of singer who is rather full of himself and backed by the quality b-side ‘Sarah Takes Time’ which is about the singer’s physiotherapist.
Instructions are a self styled five piece pop group from South Wales. Formed late 2013 as a new project by Cardiff based composer and song writer Spencer Segelov* (vocals, piano, guitars) and also featuring Sophie Reardon Smith(vocals), Huw Thomas(bass), Edd Reardon Smith(guitar) Spencer played drums on the single, but they have a revolving cast of drummers live.
Instructions spent 2014 playing various gigs supporting Racehorses, The Hooziers and headlining the rising band stage at the Greenman festival. This year they have supported Field Music played Rhonda Rocks and been named as a band to watch by the Western mail. Next year they have big plans: including full band shows for early in 2016 alongside Spencer’s solo piano sets around the city, and a lead a-side single and full debut album slated for release in the first part of the year.
*Spencer Segelov has previously self-released three albums under the moniker Spencer McGarry Season and was commissioned to write the piece ‘Shorthand’ for a showing of Dracula in Cardiff Castle for the BFI’s horror season. His songs have appeared in the films of Welsh director Marc Price and he has worked with the BBC’s concert orchestra.