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Sparkle is easy listening made difficult. It’s the entirely instrumental debut from The Sinclairs.

The Sinclairs? A new duo comprised of The Damned-founding, maniacal punk rock drum whirlwind Rat Scabies and Billy Shinbone AKA Jesse Budd from cult UK psychedelic honkytonkers Flipron and lately also known as guitar slinger with The Specials legend Neville Staple.

Sparkle is a cocktail of snaking spaghetti western guitar melodies, freestyle improvised electronica, and explosive punk drumming.

Having been friends for over twenty years and with Scabies previously having produced two of Shinbone’s Flipron albums, they found the musical space in jamming out some twisty surf-noir sketches very appealing.

“But we didn’t want this just to be a rehash of old records,” explains Scabies. “So, we wanted to avoid just padding it out with the predictable bass guitar & saxophone.” When Shinbone turned up at Scabies’ house with a £40 toy synth and some old organ bass pedals, the spark ignited a tonal expansion into realms of dark sci-fi and wayward sound effects that help to give the album its uniquely hallucinatory vibe.

The album will be supported by sporadic live performances and a succession of videos, starting with “Half Way Round Your Dreams,” a spooky off-kilter lullaby brought to the small screen with a carnival of surreal characters playing a nightmare card game in a haunted medieval barn.

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