Vinyl limited edition physical 7″ 45rpm pressing, Double-A-Side single. Hand numbered on the full colour label and also on the full colour picture sleeve, raising funds for The Pankhurst Centre / Manchester Women’s Aid. Fifty percent of the sale price (there is no profit on the sale of this single) goes to support them. Registered charity number 1126433.
Side 1: I Don’t Want Your Attentions
Side A: I’m Real
Review by Amy Britton in Louder Than War: “Post-punk New Wave blood powered by a heartbeat of 1960s influences… really know how to craft an ear-grabbing melody with both of these songs. “I Don’t Want Your Attention,” sees vocalist Anne-Marie Crowley singing in a fashion both despondent and defiant about sexual harassment in the workplace, whereas “I’m Real” deals with the brutal subject of a possessive relationship. The language used as Crowley tries to articulate all the doll-like things that she isn’t reinforces the problems of the traditionally feminine whilst kicking against them. Both songs have a jangly indie feel which to a casual listener has a sense of optimism: the perfect hook to grab attention before pulling in the listener with the hard-hitting issues at hand. Speed of Sound clearly want us to reconsider the wider representations of women – in history, in social politics, in modern homes and workplaces, and yes, with the music industry – in a fashion that is accessible and far-reaching.”