Snails formed when Dan Weltman (aka Hollowbody) recruited friend Mog Fry (The Wraiths) to help soundtrack a budget slasher involving a homicidal nun. This bonding process led to the creation of several more lost soundtracks and a clutch of songs, now aided by Holly McIntosh (Schnauser) on bass and Steve Dixon (The Shortwave Set) on drums. Their sound, an eerie and eccentric lyricism cast in sumptuous pop arrangements, bears the influence of mavericks such as Basil Kirchin, Syd Barrett and Nico. A new single to be released in summer 2014 follows on from their debut seven inch "She'd like an hour" which drew praise from the likes of Jarvis Cocker and Stephen Pastel.
"One moment, ‘She’d Like An Hour’ could be soundtracking the Wicker Man, the next moment it’s more suited to Midnight Cowboy. There’s a real sense of glorious ennui as it floats along on chamber-pop arrangements and a gorgeous Francoise Hardy singing style."
released 01 October 2011
Sung by Dan Weltman and Mog Fry, mastered by Russell Kearney at King Square Studios and released October 2011 on the Great Pop Supplement label.