WIMPS RISK IT!

The group release a new single in June, followed by an LP in July which contains some interesting cameos...

SPACE release a new single ‘Diary Of A Wimp’ on June 19 followed by their new album in July, nme.com can reveal.

The follow-up to 1998’s Top 10 album ‘Tin Planet’, the 14-track album, their third, is called ‘Love You More Than Football’ and includes bassist Yorkie‘s songwriting debut, plus four songs by guitarist Jamie Murphy.

Yorkie‘s contribution, ‘Supersonic Jetplane’, is a tribute to his late mother Gladys Palmer, a legendary figure in the Liverpool music scene whose rehearsal studios were home to many of the city’s biggest bands of the ’80s, including Echo And The Bunnymen and The Teardrop Explodes.

One of Murphy‘s songs ‘Gravity’, described by singer Tommy Scott as “moody…in a psychedelic way,” is tipped to be a future single.

Recorded at the band’s Space Station studios in Liverpool, half the album’s tracks were produced by Edwyn Collins, a long-time hero of Scott, and the other half by Jeremy Wheatley, who has worked with S Club 7, Alisha’s Attic and Tom Jones.

As revealed in NME last August, other tracks include ‘Bullet’, which is sung by a 26-year-old plasterer called George Shaw who was discovered by Scott while doing up his house, and ‘Good Times’, which has UK gay scene singer Jennifer John on vocals.

Scott said that the majority of the album’s tracks are two-and-a-half minute love songs. “Every song used to be about psychopaths and killing people. This one is a lot more personal, though we still kill the odd person,” he told nme.com.

Both Yorkie and Murphy have also written B-sides for ‘Diary Of A Wimp’ and the band fly to Barcelona this week to film a video for the single. Tommy added that the band planned a series of live dates around the release of the album, to be announced nearer the time.