January 1, 1970

Location: Seattle

FFO: Kings Of Leon, LVL UP

Label: Union Zero


Seattle rockers Spirit Award Hail from the same city that gave rock and roll it’s last kick in the backside and spawned some of rock’s most coveted artists. If you aren’t sure what we mean, notable artists to come out of Seattle include Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Neighbours Nirvana weren’t too far away either over in Aberdeen. In other words, Seattle was the sound of the 90’s.

Spirit Award’s new single ‘All Desire’ boasts booming rhythm sections, distorted vocals and a an eerie connection to their forefathers lyricism in the sense that a large inspiration to their music is anxiety, death and broken relationships. The shoe-gazing-esque production adds to the sound giving it an appropriate raw, gritty edge.