As the band celebrate their 25th year, the single
is a gloriously unshackled palette cleanser
for fans ahead of the multifaceted, Oochya!.
With distorted question-and-answer vocals and scuzzed up guitars, it's a song that harks back to some of the band's loudest moments, drawing on Kelly Jones' love of garage rock.
After 18 months of lockdown, the single is an optimistic yet defiant howl as the band get back to doing what they do best.
Kelly Jones says:
"'Hanging On Your Hinges' was influenced by my love of early ZZ Top and darker stuff like Masters of Reality (and maybe some Iggy Pop too) and probably nods back to 'Bartender & The Thief'.
"It's the song on this album that says 'Oochya!' more than anything else, so it's something we wanted the fans to hear first.
"Having done some really emotionally led and introspective songs on the last album (Kind), we decided to come back with a bang this time, give the fans something to get a little loose to.
"The album title (Oochya!) was always a saying me and the band used in the studio to mean "let's have it", a blast of energy and optimism and that's what we wanted to get across with '…Hinges'."
A short, sharp explosion of colour and defiant attitude, the album title is perfectly complemented with a pop art album cover.
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