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0800-MOSHI-MOSHI proudly presents the first track from the forthcoming debut E.P by Brighton-based Speedboat. After spending all their musical lives apart, siblings Johnny and Will Griffiths finally started writing together at home in 2017. Initially rejecting, and then taking inspiration from their Dad’s collection of 80’s pop, indie and new wave the brothers settled on the name Speedboat as something which encapsulated their widescreen new wave inspired synth pop. Working from their flat the pair would swap duties on vocals, guitars, synths and keys and with the writing and recording blurred into one process they produced something surprisingly expansive and cinematic.

As fans of late 70s and early 80s movies, Speedboat often frame the themes of their songs within vivid cinema, as evidenced by first taster from the EP, bigboy123, which tells the story of a camera shop clerk who becomes infatuated with a customer through neon synth lines and shimmering reverb.

“A recurring theme is fictional romance and narratives” the band agree.

As a debut EP, Split The Bill is everything you could want it to be. Bursting with energy and the exuberance of a group who’ve stumbled upon their winning formula for the very first time, it possesses a rawness to it driven by home recording; yet it retains the gloss and glamour of Speedboat’s panoramic pop vision. It’s a collection of songs that brims with excitement, showcasing as it does two brothers who, now that they’ve found each other creatively, look set for many more sonic voyages to come.


released November 4, 2020


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Speedboat Brighton, UK

Just two boys, trying to be be Better Men. But ask yourself, are these men better than you or I? Most likely not, on a personal level. But the fruits Speedboat bear come as a rare treat; vocal melody with no spoken word, chord sequences without angular dissonance, matching boots, a backline that can fit in a Samsonite suitcase. A list like this makes you think, shit, these are Better Men. ... more

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