Manchester Indie Pop outfit Saytr Play have been making waves across the UK for some time. This month (August 17th) they released their energetic new single ‘Fragile’, produced by Courteeners bassist Joe Cross, and released on his own ‘Lovers Music’ label.
‘Fragile’ is a story of inner conflict, mental health and the strain that can put on a relationship. The main refrain ‘shout it out!’ is intended to be joyous in its instruction to release everything painful inside. The lyrics also touch on the modern pressures of social media: ‘Argus-eyed always watching me, no proof and it’s haunting’ compares Instagram to the Greek mythological creature Argus, an unseen voyeur scrutinising our every action.
Led by wild and captivating front-man Fred Farrell, Saytr Play are known for delivering an astonishing live show. Over the past few years the band have performed headline shows at some of Manchester’s most iconic music venues, as well as appe at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival, Sheffield’s Tramlines and Kendal Calling this summer. A sold out single launch party took place at The Star & Garter in Manchester last weekend.
Saytr Play have been compared to bands like Cage The Elephant, Iggy & The Stooges, Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend and Blur. Their unique and catchy sound can be heard on their first two singles ‘Mother’s Love’ and ‘Don’t Go East’, both of which were received exceptionally well.
‘Fragile’ is out now. Catch Saytr Play live:
25th August Goose Green, Altrincham
6th September The Bread Shed, Manchester. Trashed TV
17th September Preston Guild Hall (Supporting Scouting for Girls)