Watch the video for Spiritual Cramp’s meaningful new single, Herberts On Holiday

Spiritual Cramp have unveiled a new single, Herberts On Holiday, taken from their upcoming debut album in November…

Watch the video for Spiritual Cramp’s meaningful new single, Herberts On Holiday
Emily Carter
Barbara Thompson

Ahead of November’s debut album and their December support slot with Militarie Gun, Spiritual Cramp have released a new single and video.

The band’s new effort goes by the name Herberts On Holiday, and as vocalist Michael Bingham explains, it’s a sweet and meaningful track for his wife…

“​​I don’t really like the idea of trying to sell the fact that I had a rough experience growing up to a musical audience for credibility but this song is probably the closest I’ll ever get to talking about what life was like,” he says. “It wasn’t good.

“I feel really lucky to have met Barb. It’s hard to quickly summarize in a clip the impact she has had on my life but I can say with all honesty everything I have in my life today is because of her. To this day I am constantly making mistakes and oftentimes not living up to my fullest potential. But through the 18 years of knowing her, she’s never rubbed my face in it. All she’s ever done is cheer me on – even if I don’t feel like I deserve it.

“She always told me she wanted me to write her a song. I always tried but it always came out as some sarcastic thing because I have a hard time being open. I use humour to mask the way that I really feel. When I wrote this song I was on a plane home from our tour with V**gra Boys – I was crying uncontrollably and I knew while I was writing it that it wasn’t guarded. Hope you enjoy.”

Spiritual Cramp’s self-titled debut album is due out on November 3 via Blue Grape Music.

Watch the video for Herberts On Holiday below:

Catch Spiritual Cramp supporting Militarie Gun at the following upcoming dates:


3 Bristol Thekla
4 Manchester YES
5 London Tufnell Park Down
8 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
9 Glasgow Mono
12 Dublin The Workmans Club

Read this: Militarie Gun: “I want our music to be confusing to people who are closed-minded”

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