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Shed Seven were one of the leading lights of Britpop with two gold albums and 15 Top 40 singles under their belt. The band’s new album ‘Instant Pleasures’, which is released on 10 November and produced by legendary producer Youth from Killing Joke, who’s previously worked with other esteemed musicians such as Kate Bush, U2, Depeche Mode and The Charlatans, is their first new music in 16 years. ‘Instant Pleasures’ is the most fitting title for this, their fifth album and their first since 2001’s ‘Truth Be Told’. Frontman Rick Witter remarks that it works in two ways. Not only is it a comment on our tech-obsessed, social media crazy, instantaneous world, it’s also a literal tongue-in-cheek reference to the tracks themselves. “Whatever you want these days you just click a button and you’re instantly pleasured,” says Witter. “It’s certainly the way the world seems to turn at the minute. But it’s also a nice little nod because if you were to play our album you’d be instantly pleasured. There are twelve pretty damn cool songs on there.” The first single to be taken from the album is ‘Room In My House’ . It’s a thunderous indie-rock anthem with Rick Witter’s distinctive vocals driving a track that wouldn’t sound out of place on their classic 1996 album ‘A Maximum High’.