11th May 2011
Brighton based six-piece Two Spot Gobi release their new track ‘Simon’s Song (Alright)’ on May 16th 2011 complete with an accompanying video starring GB fencer, Laurence Halsted.
The inspiration for the single ‘Simon’s Song (Alright)’ was drawn from a conversation that lead singer James Robinson had several years ago with a friend who was serving overseas in the Armed Forces. He said, “Simon's Song is all about overcoming adversity with the message that we all have the ability to do great things in life.”
The band approached Halsted, a 2012 hopeful, to appear in their new video as they planned the release of the album. Robinson said, “Almost instantly it occurred to us that it would be cool to link it with some sort of sporting story and I instantly thought of my dear friend, fencer Laurence Halsted. I was on the phone to him within minutes and he agreed to be part of the project.”
The spectacular video sees the story of Laurence’s journey on the road to the 2012 Olympics with breathtaking views of the host city of London serving as the backdrop.
Delighted to be involved Halsted said, “It created a great opportunity to showcase fencing with a fresher, flashier image and it also gave us an opportunity to draw attention to the home of the Olympics and the Paralympics in a different and creative way. The scenes around London in the video automatically conjure up in me a sense of pride for what is coming to my hometown in a year and a half.” Adding, “I'm so pleased to have done it – it will form part of my Olympic experience as a whole.”
Two Spot Gobi release their new single ‘Simon’s Song (Alright)’ and brand new album, ‘The Sun Will Rise’ on May 16th through IRL Records. To celebrate the occasion the band will be playing at the O2 Islington Academy 2 on Wednesday May 18th.