Sunderland post-punk outfit Roxy Girls have today unleashed an absolute firework of single, ‘Spanners for Hands’. The bizarrely named tune is taken from their forthcoming mini-album ‘A Poverty of Attention’, which is due out on 6th September on Moshi Moshi Records, and follows another cracking single, ‘Trials and Tribulations.’

Recorded at Field Music’s studio in Sunderland, it’s a frenetically paced whirlwind of a tune, oscillating wildly as it catapults you through a kaleidoscope of influences. Listening to the track you can catch everything from Wire right the way through to Omni, with more than a splash of Hot Club de Paris in there too. And while I’m sure the Futureheads will be a comparison they’re already tired of, there are major shades of their Sunderland neighbours’ brilliant first album right the way through this track – and that is no bad thing whatsoever.

Check out Spanners for Hands on YouTube below.

The mini-album ‘A Poverty of Attention’ is out on 6th September on Moshi Moshi Records – I’ve heard it, and it’s banging.

1.      Two Dead Nuns
2.      Who Is The Problem?
3.      Responsibilities
4.      Trials and Tribulations
5.      Spanners For Hands
6.      Keep Your Head Above Water
7.      Don’t End Up (In My Position)

And the band are doing a few dates ahead of the release, plus they have a big launch show at the Sebright Arms in London – check out those dates below.

12th Aug ~ The Chameleon, Nottingham w/Nov3l
23rd Aug ~ The Old Blue Last, London w/Beachtape
26th Aug ~ Head of Steam, Newcastle w/ Pottery
24th Sept ~ Album release gig at Sebright Arms, London

Links to those events can be found on the Roxy Girls’ Facebook.