The Spook School Tackle ‘Body’ Acceptance In New Video

The Spook School Tackle ‘Body’ Acceptance In New Video

The Spook School Tackle ‘Body’ Acceptance in New Video

New Album Could it Be Different? Released 26th January 2018 via Alcopop! Records

Sold Out Album Launch @ Show Stereo, Glasgow 27th January 2018

US Tour Dates With Diet Cig Jan/Feb 2018

Photo credit: Chris Belous


Today The Spook School share the third single and video from their eagerly anticipated third album Could It Be Different?, due for release on 26th January via Alcopop!  Records (UK) and Slumberland Records (US).
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On the new track and video for ‘Body’ the band take on the subject of body dysphoria & body acceptance in their own gleeful way, speaking to Noisey’s Lauren O’Neill in depth about the message behind the video and the new album (read the full interview HERE).
Vocalist Nye Todd said of how the track’s lyrics originated: “With ‘Body’ specifically, I wrote it from a kind of positive place, in that I’d been exercising lots and was proud of what I’d achieved and how much more capable I felt in my own body, but I was also aware of how much shame, dysphoria and internalised transphobia that I still felt towards myself. I got to wondering if everyone felt that to a certain extent, and that’s where the song lyrics kind of came from.”

The band are due to set off on their North American tour supporting Diet Cig on 29th January (see full list of dates below), with a triumphant sold out album launch show on 27th January at Stereo, Glasgow with support from friends Martha and Shopping.

Praise and airplay has been pouring in for Could It Be Different? which has been hailed as one of the most important indie records of 2018, and the band championed as leading lights of the UK queerpop scene, with support from radio at BBC Radio One, BBC6 Music and Amazing Radio, not to mention a bundle of Spotify playlist additions and a huge swell of coverage at print and online media.



01/27 Stereo, Glasgow, UK (Album Launch Show w/ Martha + Shopping)
04/20 Manchester Punk Festival, UK (w/ Propagandhi)
04/21 The Maze, Nottingham, UK

01/29 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place # ^
01/30 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison # ^
01/31 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar # ^
02/01 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge # &
02/02 Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin # &
02/03 Minneapolis, MN @ University of Minnesota # &
02/05 Lawrence, KS @ White Schoolhouse #
02/06 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge & #
02/07 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge #
02/08 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
02/09 Boise, ID @ Neurolux # &
02/10 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt # &
02/11 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey #
02/12 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater #
02/14 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #
02/15 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst # &
02/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room #
02/17 San Diego, CA @ You Are Going To Hate This Fest 3 #
02/19 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress # &
02/21 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder # &
02/22 Dallas, TX @ Three Links # &
02/23 New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge # &
02/24 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade # &
02/25 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight # &
02/26 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre # &
02/27 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle # &
02/28 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel # &
03/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere # &
03/02 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall # &
03/03 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church # &

# = w/ Diet Cig
^ = w/ Lala Lala
& = w/ Great Grandpa

Praise for Could it Be Different?:

“Embrace’s life’s misinterpretations and messiness…their noise-pop remains as joyful as ever” – Pitchfork
“Dance music for introverts, love songs for people who are too shy to be in love” – Stereogum
“Liberating and powerful…The Spook School will be long remembered” – London In Stereo
“Hook-heavy queer-pop brilliance – album of the month” – The Skinny [4/5] “A growing arsenal of anthems for the outsiders” – DIY Magazine [4/5] “A blueprint for a brighter indie future” – The Line of Best Fit [8.5/10] “A masterclass in indie-pop authenticity” – Loud & Quiet [8/10] “This year’s gamechangers” – PRS for Music M Magazine

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The Spook School are:
Nye Todd – guitar & vocals
Adam Todd – guitar & vocals
Anna Cory – bass & vocals
Niall McCamley – drums

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