Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon: ‘Our new songs sound like The Vaccines and Kasabian’

Keyboardist also says the Manchester band are lining up some UK dates

Inspiral CarpetsClint Boon has compared the band’s first material in over 16 years with The Vaccines, Kasabian, Interpol and fellow Manchester band Doves.

The keyboardist said the band recently started writing new songs after reuniting with original singer Stephen Holt. The move comes after singer Tom Hingley left the band over the summer.

He told

The new songs we’ve just recorded already sound like classic Inspirals. But at the same time, I think it’s as contemporary as The Vaccines, Interpol, Kasabian and Doves.


The band are set to hit the road in South America this month and Boon said they will announce their first UK gigs with Holt in the next couple of months.

Of the new songs he added: “I think it’s realising that life’s short so best to crack on and knock out some more tunes while we can. There’s still a lot of love in the world for this band of ours.”

Boon also opened up about why Hingley left the band over the summer.

“Tom stepped away from the Inspirals a few months ago,” he explained. “It was his decision. We didn’t sack him. We would never have sacked him. He’s at a place in his life where he’s happier doing his solo gigs and gigs with his band (The Lovers).”