The band and I had a gay old time with Marc Riley in Manchester yesterday evening. After my brief chat with Marc, we went through a few songs and then disappeared into the night, arriving home to our welcoming beds in London. Below is a short video diary of my trip, and below that are embedded the three songs that we played for the programme. I also pre-recorded newer song "Honey, Please" for Gideon Coe, you can listen to that as well as the other three on my SoundCloud page.
Clash have written very kindly about the first track from my forthcoming album today. They're streaming "Sarah, Plain & Tall" on their website, you can listen below.
They write: "His take on atmospheric post punk casts chiming shadows through an Echo & The Bunnymen shaped prism of multi-layered guitars and low-fi loops to impressive effect. With a voice reminiscent of obscure late 80’s indie troubadour Bill Pritchard, fragile yet attractive, he also channels the sound of Smiths-era underground British guitar pop, whilst an unfussy backbeat breaks the song up and down with weary panache." Read Libby Moné's full article here.
I love Evans The Death. Half of them are from my neck of the woods (Brentwood's neighbouring town of Chelmsford) and they've released consistently great pop music for about four or five years now, I think. I tried to book them for my old club night Construction House in 2010 but unfortunately they had to pull out at the last second.
Thankfully I've been given an opportunity to play with them next month at The Old Blue Last (RSVP here). Charlie & co are going to play some records again, it's going to be great.