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Bought and Sold

from Bought and Sold by Auld Spells



After successfully releasing 10 songs throughout 2020-2021, Auld Spells are back with a new single, Bought and Sold.

Lyrically, Bought and Sold is at its core protest song about humanity’s bizarre addiction to destroying the earth for temporary individual profit. Musically, the song is both heavily influenced by folk rock pioneers like Neil Young and The Byrds and by the sounds of dreamy psychedelia of bands like Spiritualized, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Deerhunter.

Vic Galloway of BBC Scotland calls Auld Spells “my kind of soundtrack”.

Ian Corbridge from Louder Than War has said Auld Spells are “definitely one of the most exciting new bands I have come across for some time”.


Will the water rich the valley before the fire does
When the oceans rise and take all of us
When the final glacier’s melted and the end’s more than begun
The men will gather up all of their guns

When there’s nothing left in this world that can be owned
Men will find a way to be bought and sold

Now the future’s faded to the dread that past had warned
Every warning left tortured and scorned
Breathe a breath of poisoned air and the wells have all run dry
Any reason to keep profits high

When there’s nothing left in this world that can be owned
Men will find a way to be bought and sold
And the part that’s most confusing makes so much sense
How they killed themselves with their own mess


from Bought and Sold, released July 17, 2022
Written and Produced by Thomas Alexander Danbury
Mixed and Mastered by Duane Lauginiger


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Auld Spells Edinburgh, UK

Auld Spells makes psychotropic sounds laced with lush dreampop undertones. Lead singer and guitarist Tommy Danbury, formerly of the Los Angeles bands Lower Heaven and Magic Mirror, heads the Edinburgh-based five piece. The band’s reverb-drenched melodies, influenced by Beach House and Slowdive, brew a luminous tonic for strange times. ... more

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