Blood Alumni ‘The Lottery Winners’ new album Anxiety Replacement Therapy gets exclusively pressed to 'Art Attack' picture disc via Blood Records with exclusive sleeve design, limited to 1,000 copies and hand-numbered to order.
The Manchester outfit have brought along collaborators in the form of Boy George, Frank Turner, and Shaun Ryder. A mammoth step forward, Anxiety Replacement Therapy is on one level a set of 10 absolute anthems (and three interludes from a mystery narrator).
These are mass singalongs in waiting from a band who’ve specialised in bringing people together over their previous two albums. Scratch the surface, however, and there’s a world of empowerment and defiance, tackling subjects such as austerity, as well as of course, anxiety, mental health and its medications, and ADHD. It helps that these messages come wrapped with some of the best choruses you’re likely to hear all year.
“Each of the albums in my collection are a self-help tape for me,” explains singer Thom Rylance. “If I listen to Paul Simon’s Graceland, it’s because I know it’ll put me in a good mood. If I play The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths, it’s because I want to embrace feeling sad. We wanted to present ‘Anxiety Replacement Therapy’ as a self-help tape for anyone playing it.”
Please note that Blood Records is a pre-ordering platform and this record is due for release on 28th April 2023. All images for illustrative purposes.