Indie-synth-pop newcomers Get Wrong—the new project from Naomi Griffin (Martha) and Adam Todd (The Spook School)— are pleased to return with their new single ‘Too Late To Hide’ set for release on 1st November 2023.
The track is the latest to be taken from their recently-announced self-titled debut EP which is set for release on 1st December 2023 via Father/Daughter (US) and Alcopop! Records (UK).
The first song that the pair worked on together, and the last they finished for the EP, commenting on the track Todd says of the single: “It went through loads of rewrites which is funny cause it’s probably the shortest and most simple song on the EP. It started with a demo of the chorus bassline and chords that I sent through to Naomi, and Naomi almost immediately sent it back with the vocal line and lyrics. Then we got stuck. We spent so long swapping in and out different verse ideas.”
Right up until the point the band were recording it in the studio, they still hadn’t fully decided on a vocal melody or lyrics for the last couple of bars of the verse. Cue producer Peter Brewis, who advised the band to cut straight to the chorus. “So that’s what we did,” says Todd. “I like to think that the unusual verse length adds a bit of surprise, a wee feeling of things being rushed or not quite right in a way that works quite well thematically with the song. The song is quite simply about getting in your head too much to the point that it ruins your night, but nothing that a little one-on-one time with a cutie can’t fix.”
There’s no such thing as a DIY supergroup. By their very nature, proper DIY bands tend to be far too self-deprecating to allow it. If there were though, synthpop duo Get Wrong would be as close as dammit to being one of the very finest, bringing together members of Martha and The Spook School—two vital bands who have inflamed passions, won hearts, changed minds, and toured a bevy of hits over many a year.
Taken from a North-East English colloquialism for getting into trouble, the band’s name serves as a mission statement to encourage child-like naivety while questioning the status quo. This pair are just getting started. Let them into your hearts, and you’ll be justly rewarded.
Get Wrong is a somewhat long-distance collaboration, with Griffin based in Durham, England and Todd based in Glasgow, Scotland. With a shared background in the UK indie pop/punk scene, the two friends decided to embrace their love of pop music and create songs outside their usual comfort zone of chugging guitars and squealing feedback. The resulting output draws inspiration from ’80s synth-pop alongside current pop megastars, with an approach that embraces fun, cuteness, intimacy and dream-like nostalgia.
The duo’s forthcoming EP was produced, recorded, and mixed by Peter Brewis and mastered by David Brewis, both of the band Field Music, at FMHQ in Sunderland. Lead single ‘It’s So Easy’ was released earlier this autumn on all good streaming platforms, picking up support from The Skinny, Punk News, For The Rabbits, Austin Town Hall and more.
The Get Wrong EP is released on 1st December 2023