Gig preview: The Strawberries at The Wardrobe, Leeds

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Leeds band The Strawberries are back with a bang as they release their brand new single She Rhymes To Get Away tomorrow.

The song was again produced by Tom Orrell (The Crookes) at the Nave Studios in Leeds.

Frontman Sam Neil describes She Rhymes To Get Away as “one big metaphor for loneliness”. The song is about a woman singing what seems to be to be an idyllic, unattainably fawless song with a melody that never ends. It’s implied that you love this woman in some way but as the song goes on it becomes apparent that she was actually a figment of your imagination and that you yourself are the one who ‘rhymes to get away’ out of your own loneliness.

Musically, the song was originally written on the piano in a McCartney-esque stomping rhythm but was changed to a more dreamy sound when converted to guitars. The melodies were loosely inspired by songs from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Having released their singles Laburnum House and Caramel Eyes in 2016, it was the starting point for things to come as The Strawberries played their frst headline tour of the UK following on from some massive support shows, when they played alongside The Coral, Courteeners, The Kooks, Blossoms, Milburn and The Vryll Society. Earlier this month they played at the Isle of Wight Festival.

The band launch the single with their biggest home city show to date, at The Wardrobe, Leeds on June 16, followed by gigs at Plug in Sheffield on June 17, The Fleece in Northallerton on July 14, The Underground in Bradford on July 15, Tramlines festival in Sheffield on July 21 and The Factory in Harrogate on July 22.