Nice Swan Records announce the signing of splint, the sought-after Manchester-based five-piece engendering antisocial media hype, mouth-to-mouth propaganda and transcendental, post-watershed tremor. The band steps out with one of the UK’s most renowned tastemaker labels and join Courting, Sprints, Malady, English Teacher and Opus Kink as part of the progressive, newest and most intrepid talent-spotting Nice Swan Introduces… debut singles series.
Military Procedures is splint’s first public recording having caused a year-long wheeze of whispers around an exhilarating, intermittent run of intense appearances.
Catching the confidence of one of the country’s most exciting independent record labels, Nice Swan’s two series-young discovery showcase series welcomes the band having also unearthed Prima Queen, Deadletter, Saloon Dion and Shady Baby in recent months. splint’s seemingly split-second ascension from frosted, broken-into rehearsal rooms to the lips of scene-setting labels and a wider, emergent music-connected community comes with the propellant of outsider expectation.
splint’s birth certifications span a continent with Jake Bogacki (vocals/guitar), Giulia Bonometti (vocals/bass), George Davies (guitar) and Ellie Rose-Elliot (drums) finding each other through borders to mete out the cold precision and belly-fire despondency of Military Procedures. Henry Carlyle (guitars) teeters in and teeters out as the fifth member of splint’s imperfectly insecure state.
“Military Procedures is in essence a song about the confusion of adolescence and the acceptance of your own failings, each of which lead you to the circumstances you find yourself in,” says Bogacki, “Five years was always the given quota by education establishments to judge where and what you will be after you’d finished, to create a sense of urgency to be something. What’s the end goal of all that?”
Initially malforming between Calderdale and the alley-arteried suburbs of South Manchester in 2021, prior to finding semi-permanent homes in walking distance of one another and settling into formation earlier this year, splint’s penetrating, occasionally unlisted performances fall more formally into date order over the coming months. They confirm the following dates:
- Sat 27 Aug 2022 – Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club
- Sat 3 Sep 2022 – Manchester, Psych Fest
- Fri 9 Sep 2022 – Manchester, The Castle
- Sat 10 Sep 2022 – Manchester, Repeater Festival
- Fri 16 Sep 2022 – London, Jaguar Shoes
- Sat 15 Oct 2022 – Leeds, Live At Leeds
- Sat 29 Oct 2022 – Manchester, YES (Now Wave Mood Swings)
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