MANCHESTER’S cacophonous craftsmen CHEW MAGNA are back with a feedback drenched ode to compulsive lying, bullshitting and hyperbole.

It’s a beast of a song, and ‘Secrets,’ (via Stray Cat records) is out now.

“Secrets originally started life as an acoustic song I wrote for my folk group,” explains singer Laurie Hulme.

“But we jammed it a few times, channelling bands like Sebadoh and Superchunk and it transformed pretty quickly. We wanted it to be noisy to juxtapose the poppy melodies, and I don’t play a single note in the verse, we just leave the guitars to start squealing.

“I wrote the song partly about my tendency to exaggerate details when I tell my dull anecdotes, but it also taps into bigger themes of bullshitting and gross exaggeration I see every day on social media or in advertising.”

Recorded at Salford’s ‘The White Hotel’ with SWAYS producer Martin Hurley, ‘Secrets’ is a follow up to the band’s previous singles, ‘Listless’, ‘4232’ and ‘Spat Out’ and is the fourth track to be pulled from the four-piece’s upcoming debut album.

Formed from the foundations of some of their home city’s various musical outfits, Chew Magna comprise guitarist and vocalist, Hulme (Songs For Walter), Simon Walker, guitar (Young British Artists), Ben Philips, drums (Young British Artists) and bassist, Joel Nicholson (Jane Weaver, Francis Lung).

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