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for everything, always

by adults

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1.
i had a little snooze & now i will probably never arrive at yr house
2.
janine (JG forever)
3.
crying on the megabus will only make you feel worse you know someday we might just work out how we’re broken but for now listen to STATUS QUO (insert band) on repeat disassociate as we drive down the M4 we're all we've got we're all we need this time, you and me were meant to be holding on, holding on, holding on, holding on (we are our own society believe in each other believe in each other) lets pick up all the pieces that they left us atomised by work and rent and sleep tell each other when we’re hurt or stressed or broken and protect all our communities (we're all we've got we're all we need) (are you sad enough?) we're all we've got we're all we need
4.
share another secret fears about the weekend issues and tissues and shaking in yr friends bed but yr scared to see him after smoked another Marlborough loose leaves in cracked teeth and shows with an ex lover and she's lying wakeless all night humming brand new tunes through the same old wounds and he'll be staying up all night singing the same old songs he knew all along all along all along will the night tube over lost looks on the the boarder bike falls and zine stalls and shadows on his shoulder so you wake to see him wasted photos from yr old bed gin shots from long drops & parties w yr best friends now you cant see him fall and he wont know at all now you cant see him fall and he wont know at all but where it all ends is back in yr arms yr hair tangled on his nose ring and safety on the 333 with a text and everything you meant to me
5.
2 sqs
6.
secret song to end side one
7.
i'm so sick of the words that come out of me they’re all the same and u don’t either wanna hear what I’ve got to say all the shit that floats and grips to the power at the top they’re gonna rob us one way or another of our words please can u hear me playing at summer got caught in the rain ready to make bad dad jokes again but these ones are different & so are our friends pretending to feel ok about unchanging things like we know who we are & the things we achieve we know who we are & the things we achieve ive got a fear that sets off my teeth that we aren’t long for this world but the worst fear of them all is that we are look i can’t commit to no more calls all their voices ring the same and just because u think im different don’t mean ive changed please can u hear me playing at summer got caught in the rain ready to make bad dad jokes again but these ones are different & so are our friends pretending to feel ok about unchanging things like we know who we are & the things we achieve we know who we are & the things we achieve lined up like report cards the words u hid behind at school did u learn them too? set my grief in fridge art 2 a degree i agree we’re fucked (do u hear me) we’re not the things we achieve (but) we’re not just the things we achieve
8.
the nod
9.
the pitch & yaw of the 6.12 to brighton (plain wrong)
10.
between buildings
11.
killing & dying & something more positive
12.
the high watermark (thoughts of u)
13.
wasn’t like that

about

Combining elements of indie-pop, punk, emo and just a little bit of 2009 vintage math-rock for good measure, adults are four pals trying to find their way in a disintegrating world. for everything, always reflects on how we look after ourselves, one another and people in our community; it’s a riotous collision reminiscent of Johnny Foreigner, The Beths or Trust Fund, bursting with crunching guitars, speedy drums and yelping dual vocals.

The first single all we’ve got // all we need is a song about individual torments: “having a breakdown on the Megabus to Bristol", and about collective support: “mutual aid, building strong networks of community resistance to the hostile environment, to food insecurity, to the homophobia and transphobia by the state and about trying to look after one another”.

the secret song to end side one deals with loss, guilt, rejection and anxiety, exploring the travails of a messy breakup and the masculine urge to bury everything deep down despite the fact that that only hurts people more.

tfl has a lot to answer for is a “reflection of drinking way too much in yr mid 20s, staying up too late, burning yrself out and how it impacts on yr relationships and mental health”.

Recorded and produced by Rich Mandell (Happy Accidents, ME REX) over a couple of weekends in the summer of 2021, for everything, always is the constantly naive, but optimistic, outlook: always striving for a better future in the face of modern society’s bullshit.

adults are a noisy pop band desperately clinging on to the ghosts of 2009.
Their songs are a silly, joyful, and occasionally sad, look back at the tail end of their 20s, a way to grapple with breakups, parties, alcohol and loneliness, and looking hopefully into the future.
They’ve released singles with Art Is Hard and For The Sakes Of Tapes, and self released an EP (The Weekend Was Always Almost Over), which was subsequently released on vinyl by Caballito records. adults are based in south London.

Faster, messier and sillier than they have any right to be, adults are hopeful and joyous, fighting through the existential angst of youth to try and find their place in a world on the brink, as grown ups, as adults. Like the octopus on the artwork says: “we're all we've got, we're all we need”.

adults are
carl (he/they) - bass
joe (he/him) - drums
joely (she/they) - guitar and singing
tom (he/him) - guitar, synth, singing

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the sad and sorry state of a band in the last throes of their twenties.

no one told us at fourteen that playing music would be like this. the late night load ins, scheduling annual leave to squeeze out fourteen songs spread out over fourteen days.

the news had only just reached us. dancing and laughing with the ppl we love remains everything even when we knew it was time to pick up our shoes and leave. i can still see yr smile coming and feel mine forming. and the weekend was always almost over.
and its funny. and its all so reductive. and none of this counts until the boredom is tangible.
either way
find comfort in that
there is always a better way to do this
the list will complete you first

for everything, always

p.s. i had a little snooze and now i will probably never arrive at yr house.

adults xoxox

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“a cacophony of clattering drums and belt-it-out choruses Los Campesinos! or Martha would be proud of evidence that adults seem to have stumbled into something rather marvellous”
For The Rabbits

“There’s an ample buoyancy from the vocal work, and the guitars are crunchy, though I like how they’re a bit tempered here; think of Martha having to play at your local library…hooks, but just a little more subdued. There’s just something about this that radiates joy” Austin Town Hall

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releases October 14, 2022

adults are
carl (he/they) - bass
joe (he/him) - drums
joely (she/they) - guitar and singing
tom (he/him) - guitar, synth, singing

recorded, mixed and mastered by Rich Mandell at marketstall recording, east london

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