A BRAND-NEW single from Carlisle art rockers Brocken Spectre hints at things to come, with a full-length album on the way.

The band have been busy in 2018 establishing themselves as a live act, following their self-titled debut album two years ago, and the release of a live session last spring.

This summer has seen them perform shows across Carlisle's top venues, but they have managed to squeeze in time to record and release a new single, Drive-By Election.

And with the next record also in the bag, this single - a stand-alone release - should give us an idea of what to expect when the album arrives later this year.

Guitarist Stephen Benson says: "We've finished recording our album, but the mixing is taking a while.

"We're rehearsing for a load of upcoming gigs and that's taking up a lot of our time, but we reckon the album will be ready in the autumn."

Completed by Marc Gillen on guitar, vocals and keyboards, Jill Wallace on bass, and drummer Steve Orchiton, Brocken Spectre have quickly become one of the area's most eclectic and engaging acts.

Drive-By Election follows their previous releases in displaying a powerful, feedback-drenched sound, sitting somewhere between post-punk and noise rock.

The dissonant vocals are reminiscent of some of the band's biggest inspirations in Sonic Youth and Pavement.

Drive-By Election, by Brocken Spectre, is available now via Bandcamp .