Crake – the Leeds quartet comprised of Rowan Sandle, Russel Searle, Rob Slater, and Sarah Statham – have shared a new single called ‘Lamb’s Tail’, their first for Fika Recordings. It follows a one-off 7” with Saddle Creek, which the band released on the back of supporting Big Thief across the UK and the EU in 2019. Check out a video for ‘Lamb’s Tail’, directed by Ash Scott, below.
“When I was a kid and I was worried or anxious, I would leave it to the fates to tell me the outcome of whatever issue I was currently stuck on,” Sadle explained in a statement. “I would ask my question to the ether and make up some rule to reveal to me my answer. For example, if whilst walking I land at a lamppost with my left foot, the answer is no, but if I land with my right, then yes.”
Sadle continued: “’Lamb’s Tail’ deals with a major question pertinent to me now – in my early 30s, without children but knowing I want them, I worry when. And at the opposite end of life’s flight, I’ve recently got to know grief. And it’s a lot. So sometimes we revert to silly rituals that comforted us as a child, noticing the pushing onwards of Spring, or laughing at the fact that Rob once met a cat he could have sworn he taught drums to.”