Release date: Friday 23rd October 2020
"Valleys is probably the most honest song on the record and I guess sets a premise for the rest of the album, growing up in a small town and trying to escape. It was one of the last songs we finished, we couldn’t quite get the right string sound despite layering up about 4 synths up then Ross brought in his fixed LE string synth and it sounded perfect for the song."
It’s the first track on the album and one of the last songs I wrote before going into Sheffield to finish off the record. Having been in lockdown since the end of Winter in Todmorden it seems like there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to release this song.
Valleys is also accompanied by a stunning video directed by Niall Trask shot in Calderdale.
Talking about the video, the concept of which was conceived by Mairead of the band, Niall added:
Was a pleasure to finally leave the confines of my flat and partake in a psychogeographical study of the Calder Valley with Working Mens Club, with the help of our spirit guide Benjamin Myers. Felt liberating leaving London, still a bit spaced out though. R.I.P the cat that died on location and was buried in the hole that Syd dug for us. Looking forward to seeing these lot live when we get our civil liberties back in 2037 when every venue has been closed down, great band!’
2. Valleys (instrumental)
3. Valleys (Confidence Man remix)
4. Valleys (Graham Massey mix)