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QUITTER Reveals Video For New Single ‘Sword Fights’ feat. Lukas Clasen (aka Sulka)

20th September 2023

Scottish alt singer-songwriter Quitter (aka Kenny Bates) is pleased to reveal the video for his new single ‘Sword Fights’ which is released on 20th September 2023 via all good streaming platforms.

The track is latest to be taken from his new album Monument Road, which will be released on 22nd September 2023 via independent labels Heavenly Creature and Gold Mold Records, and is available to preorder now.

Commenting on the new track, which features a collaboration with one of his favourite songwriters, Lukas Clasen aka Sulka (Lost Map Records), Bates says: “I experimented a lot with collaboration over the lockdown years and it helped me understand its magic – turning seemingly run-of-the-mill musical ideas into songs that broke new ground, or allowing a song’s direction to be reimagined. The recording of ‘Sword Fights’ got off to a strong start but stalled in finding its direction. Lukas’ gift for penning a left-field but poppy song is complemented by his gifts for production and instrumentation. He sprinkled a few elements in and gave the recording process a fresh lease of life.”

‘Sword Fights’ is the final single to be taken from the album following on from lead single ‘Penny Drop’ and follow up ‘Hey, Useless’ which were released earlier this year via all good streaming services, picking up support from regional tastemakers The Scot Magazine, Ravechild, podcart, Song By Toad and more.

The album will be released on a run of 200 black vinyl, including a printed card inner sleeve with lyrics and photographs. Pre-ordered vinyl comes with exclusive stickers and an exclusive hand-numbered, 16 page, A5 full-colour zine featuring album liner notes, collage, lyrics, poetry, photographs, and stream of consciousness writings.

Based between Stirling and Glasgow, Bates has also previously toured France, Germany and the UK with Quitter and will be playing a handful of select Scottish live dates over the summer, including a special album launch show at Glad Cafe in Glasgow on 22nd September 2023, with a Sofar Sounds session and Assai Records instore appearances also lined up.

Quitter’s new album Monument Road is released 22nd September 2023 via Heavenly Creature / Gold Mold Records

Upcoming live dates:

14.09.23 – Sofar Sounds, Glasgow
15.09.23 – The Twa Tams, Perth
21.09.23 – The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
22.09.23 – Glad Cafe, Glasgow (album launch show)
23.09.23 – Assai Records, Glasgow (instore)
24.09.23 – Assai Records, Edinburgh (instore)
30.09.23 – Mediterranea, Stirling