Spoonboy | The Dispossessed
by tom johnson
Sadly drawing his Spoonboy project to a close following this (rather comprehensive) run of UK dates (see below), David Combs has unveiled the new video to ‘The Dispossessed‘ – one of the stand-out moments from last years split LP with fellow pop purveyors Colour Me Wednesday.
Though Combs’ has a bunch of new projects on the go – most of which you can read about in more detail here – his Spoonboy work will be much missed, blessed, as it is, with a gratifyingly addictive back catalogue. Nowhere is that gift for writing short, sharp pop songs better detailed than on ‘The Dispossessed‘, a track which grows from a measured foreword in to something far more emphatic, complete with eminently quotable (shoutable?) lyrical gambits, ooh-ooh backing vocals and hooks that hammer in your chest like the most vigorous of hearts.
The new video, which we’re premiering below, was shot in DC last year and shows Spoonboy attending a “break-up party” and watching while the relationships crumble around him. Check it out below.
Produced and Directed by William Holloway, David Combs, & Benjamin Epstein
Spoonboy tours the UK from this week:
Feb 11th – The Garage, London
Feb 12th – Cerberus Bar, Dundee
Feb 13th – Teviot Underground, Edinubrgh
Feb 14th – Glasgow Pop Fest, The Glad Cafe, Glasgow
Feb 15th – All Saints Church, York
Feb 16th – Back Fort, Norwich
Feb 17th – JT Soar, Nottingham
Feb 18th – Empty Shop, Durham
Feb 19th – Wharf Chambers, Leeds
Feb 20th – Ort Cafe, Birmingham
Feb 21st – Power Lunches, London
Feb 22nd – The Crescent, Manchester
Feb 23rd – Sticky Mike’s, Brighton
The Dispossessed is taken from last years split LP with Colour Me Wednesday,
out now on Lauren Records. Buy it here.