British alt-rock trio PRESS TO MECO have released their new single “If All Your Parts Don’t Make A Whole”, the first track to be taken from the band’s forthcoming album “Here’s To The Fatigue” out on 17th November 2017.
The band explains: “The song is about having a quarter life crisis, feeling like there’s something wrong with you and being troubled by all the unknown in life. The verses are a person breaking down from these issues whilst the chorus is a consoling voice, saying that everyone has the same feelings and to not dwell on the questions you’ll never have the answers to.”
Written in a concrete garage on the backstreets of suburban Croydon and crafted in a barn in Dripping Springs, Texas, “Here’s To The Fatigue” sees Press To MECO refine the songwriting finesse of their debut which won them a nomination for Independent Album of The Year at the 2016 AIM Awards, to create an incredibly emotive and powerful new beast. The album was recorded, produced and mixed by ‘Machine’ at The Machine Shop (Every Time I Die, Lamb Of God, We Came As Romans).
There is no question that 2016 was a pivotal year for Press To MECO, building on their unconventional take on riffs, pop hooks and 3-part vocal harmonies that have become a trade mark.
Yes, bands such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Reuben and Manchester Orchestra continue to provide significant creative influence, but their biggest inspiration is rooted in the live circuit, feeding off audiences who are now singing their songs right back at them. Having their debut album ‘Good Intent’ shortlisted for the 2016 AIM Independent Album of the Year, gave the band a sense of legitimacy and renewed belief. That level of quiet confidence compelled Luke, Adam and Lewis to write and record the follow up album ‘Here’s To The Fatigue’ before the year ended.
A temporary relocation to Austin, Texas, more specifically, Dripping Springs and the home of producer ‘Machine’ gave the band some much needed breathing space away from the UK scene. Lewis explains “the new songs focus a lot on becoming disillusioned with your life and more emotionally weary with age. The album has a lot of existential angst, but also a few moments of clarity where it’s saying to just let go, lift your legs and float down the stream”.
The build has been gradual and with the last UK tour sold out, Luke, Adam and Lewis stand defiantly behind this independently funded self-released album.