***CHIN OF BRITAIN VIDEO AND ALBUM OUT NOW***
‘The Weasel Is At The Bridge’ is officially out now and available all over the shop (i.e. here and here … other shops are available). And there is a video for the single ‘Last Seen Alive’, right here:
The album has been getting some good press and radio play (on Steve Lamacq, Radcliffe & Maconie, The Freak Zone) and we hope that people will continue to discover its unique charms.
“An absorbing, satisfying, damn fine listen.” Loud & Quiet
“Like a blissed-out, trippy Simon and Garfunkel.” Whisperin & Hollerin
“Shy in revealing its charms to anyone merely passing through.” Record Collector
***CHIN OF BRITAIN SINGLE/ALBUM COMING SOON***
Next month sees the return of Chin of Britain a.k.a. Chin Keeler (everyone’s favourite human chimp/owl hybrid) with his single ‘Last Seen Alive’ (released 12 February) and album ‘The Weasel Is At The Bridge’ (released 4 March).
This second release (his eponymous debut was released on Waltz Time in 2013) sees Chin expand on themes of the unconscious hinted at on the first album, as he attempts to shed light on shadows and unravel the story of the weasel at the bridge. The weasel wants to reach the opposite bank but the bridge is surveyed by the Owl. There is sanctuary on the far side but the way is treacherous. Passing over would leave Weasel vulnerable to attack but there is no other way around, he must take the risk. The Weasel cannot see Owl but knows he is there, watching from the trees, waiting for Weasel to make his move. Owl cannot eat or drink as long as he watches the bridge. There is a stalemate.
As with the last album, Chin has again played all the instruments, bashed all the drums, sung all the notes and pressed the record button, so what you’re getting is the pure and unadulterated weird-pop vision straight from the mind of the creator himself.
More to follow soon.
***CHAD MASON’S ALBUM IS OUT NOW***
The new Chad Mason album takes us from the trenches of WW1, through the birth of his grandmother, to her influence and those of his parents, to settling in a city, and into life in the context of a family and its past. Recorded over 30 days, but reflecting over 100 years.
***VIDEO FOR CHAD MASON’S ‘PROCRASTINATION DAY***
***FIRESTATIONS ‘COLD SWEATY PALMS’ SINGLE OUT NOW***
***NEW RELEASES COMING FROM CHAD MASON & FIRESTATIONS***
Released 27 April
Chad Mason is a man from Norwich, but with musical roots all over the world. This debut single (for WT) gives a blissed-out nod to a 1960s Laurel Canyon atmosphere, but with Chad keeping a firm grasp on his uniquely British storytelling and lyricism. Album ‘May ’14 & More’ to follow on 14th May.
Released 20 April
Second single taken from the Firestations album ‘Never Closer’.
This release features remixes from acclaimed electro-pop band Stats (a minimal rock band who remix songs in a dream disco style), Gavin John Baker (of seminal post-rockers Billy Mahonie – http://gavinbakermusic.blogspot.no/) and from bedroom blip-urchin Bit Cloudy. These new versions range from disco stomp (Stats re-imagining of previous single Forgetful Man) to dark alt-folk (the Shirley Collins inspired epic re-working of Lonely Town).
Cold Sweaty Palms itself is a twitchy, neurotic glimpse into a world of ebbing and flowing anxiety. Mike and Laura sing that they are “worrying about tonight”, but ultimately allow their fears to be absorbed by the music. They sing about being so close to something you can almost touch it, and the frustration of that feeling, but in the end acknowledge that you just need to let everything go.
***FIRESTATIONS ALBUM AND NEW VIDEO***
If you’re in London don’t forget to head to their album launch party on Thurs 4th December. It’s in a brewery – what could possibly go wrong?!
***FIRESTATIONS SINGLE OUT NOW***
Pleased to say that Forgetful Man is now (as of 27 Oct) available from all good digital music outlets (including this one and this one) and it’s b/w an excellent remix from Bit Cloudy. Here’s the video:
Also, there’s an album launch gig coming up on 4th December at the Wild Card Brewery. More info here.
***FIRESTATIONS ALBUM COMING SOON***
Debut album ‘Never Closer’ out on 24 November (preceded by single ‘Forgetful Man’ on 27 October). 12 tracks of deadpan Britishness, wry lyrics, joyous surges of collective noise-making, open tuned finger-picking, bursts of electronic sound from synth and guitar.
The tracklisting: 1. French Caves 2. Forgetful Man 3. Masomenos 4. Lonely Town 5. Cold Sweaty Palms 6. Always Further 7. Never Closer 8. No Reply 9. Molten Nothing Now 10. Tightrope 11. Long Night 12. Alma
Sneak preview of track Cold Sweaty Palms:
***FIRESTATIONS PREMIERE NEW TRACK***
Their song ‘Never Closer’ shared by Sweeping The Nation
***RED DEER PEOPLE ‘EARLY WARNING SYSTEM’***
Firestations and Hamburg band Sleeping Policemen have collaborated to make this song for the ‘Between Two Waves – The Second Wave’ compilation released on EardrumsPop (ePop037A)
***FIRESTATIONS INTERVIEW AND COVER***
Three fifths of Firestations have done an interview for the music website soundsXP. Read it here. And if that isn’t enough, you can also watch them perform a lovely cover of Low’s ‘Sunflower’ below.
***FIRESTATIONS SHARE NEW TRACK***
Firestations have had their track ‘Forgetful Man’ premiered on DIY Magazine
***CHIN OF BRITAIN ALBUM RELEASED***
Available from all usual online shops, with limited edition vinyl available from our shop!
***DAVID G COX ‘BAG OF BONES EP’ RELEASED***
“He can beckon light from even the darkest situation”. (Drowned in Sound)
“There are few singer-songwriters who can make you pine for a Sunday morning stroll down the crumbling and muddy banks of an industrial estuary”. (The Sound of Confusion)
***DAVE’S GOT A NEW VID***
***DAVID G COX ALBUM RE-RELEASED***
We’ve re-released David’s album (together with http://www.dreamtrak.co.uk) in advance of his new ‘Bag of Bones’ EP which comes out 3rd June.
***CHIN OF BRITAIN VIDEO***
***CHIN OF BRITAIN SINGLE***
***WALTZ TIME ARTISTS NOW ALL OVER THE INTERNET***
Happy to announce that we now have digital distribution. You can stream and buy waltz time stuff all over the virtual place!
Celebratory playlist here: Waltz Time Records