Magistrates have been around the block in their time – their first single debuted a full five years ago, and the band have gone through various permutations in that time, but new single B.T.P.A. is a suggestion that they have arrived at a place where they're content, and their long, long overdue album is on its way.
B.T.P.A. is quite a deceptive title – it stands for "Burning The Pain Away", something you'd probably not realise for the golden arpeggios and bouncy, hi-hat heavy rhythm. The track was recorded, produced and mixed by the band themselves in their studio in their native Essex with assistance from indie pop feller Ben Esser, and will appear on their upcoming album, due next year.
Magistrates will release B.T.P.A. as a free download on October 7th from their official website. It will appear on their upcoming album, due 2014.