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Anna Meredith announces debut album Varmints, reveals lead single "R-Type"

16 November 2015, 16:39 | Written by Laurence Day

Anna Meredith has unravelled storming new song "R-Type", and detailed her debut record Varmints.

The track follows the recent "Honeyed Words" single.

Speaking to Crack Magazine about the cut, Meredith says: “With 'R-Type' I was trying to write something punchy, driving, and raw, that flips between the relentless rising scale figure you hear being hammered out on guitars, cello, and clarinet to great rolling synth lines with a sense of shape and build. (Incidentally, it took me about 500 takes to get that clarinet line right, clearly not quite got the chops I once had…) I love playing this track live too and consider it a bit of a failure if the entire band aren't drenched in sweat by the end.”

Varmints is out 4 March on Moshi Moshi. It follows Meredith's EPs Black Prince Fury and Jet Black Rider.

Listen to "R-Type" below, and then check out the LP's tracklist afterwards.


1. Nautilus
2. Taken
3. Scrimshaw
4. Something Helpful
5. R-Type
6. Dowager
7. The Vapours
8. Honeyed Words
9. Last Rose
10. Shill
11. Blackfriars

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