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How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)


12" + download

Released: 8th Dec 2017


the 60s pop revivalists dip their toes in electro-pop infused waters on this, their first in a run of 3 eps,  whilst retaining their signature flair for lush, melodic arrangements.

 Harkening back to their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs (‘Dog On Wheels’, ‘Lazy Line Painter Jane’, and ‘3, 6, 9 Seconds Of Light’), these 3 EPs come under the umbrella title ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’. The single encapsulates the essence of the group’s gentle attention to melody, and takes as its subject Stuart Murdoch’s young son: “Having your first kid is a huge event, so I wrapped a lot of things I felt about Denny into the song. Being a dad made me feel a little like the pilot in The Little Prince, hence all the references to the Sahara!”

How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)


  1. Sweet Dew Lee
  2. We Were Beautiful
  3. Fickle Season
  4. The Girl Doesn’t Get It
  5. Everything Is Now