Creative Review New Music
Following the success of their Wicked Whispers EP launch party, summer is set to reap great rewards for Harvest Sun Promotions as they produce a series of great gigs for Liverpool’s music loving faithful throughout June.
While we all enjoy the longer daylight hours and soak up some rays, Harvest Sun are on hand to give city gig-goers a taste of the finest home grown and international talent on offer.
The series of gigs continues tomorrow, with Orwell performing at Mello Mello. Led by Jérôme Didelot, Orwell won international plaudits in 2009 with their UK debut Le génie humain, a considerable achievement for an album recorded entirely in French.
Always with an ear to the ground for exciting emerging music, the Harvest Sun boys told us they’d been getting into them and likened Didelot’s talent for crafting sophisticated intellectualized pop to Stereo Lab and the High Llamas.
Their new album Continental proves to be another slice of luscious orchestral pop but this time sung mainly in English with songs that draw you in deeper to the sound with each listen. Tickets available now (see our preview for more details: http://bit.ly/k3fOE1)
Harvest Sun also bring London rockers The See See, with their sun baked West Coast psychedelic pop and Wirral band By The Sea across the River Mersey to the Williamson Tunnels, for their forward-thinking split 7″ launch on Saturday with support from Owls*, The Rise Of General Mezmar and a Bill Ryder-Jones DJ Set.
The innovative idea for the dual record – one of 2 new 45s on The GPS for June, (the other being a split 45 by Fuxa & Suicide’s Martin Rev). The Liverpool launch is for another shared 7”.
By The Sea are plotting a successful course for themselves both on the Merseyside and London gig circuits after a number of stunning live shows, where their small cannon of gorgeous 1960s inspired tunes leave audiences hungry for more and critics tipping the band for big things in the future.
The following week Harvest take over new underground venue The Scandinavian Church with Amor de Dias…
Amor de Días (Spanish for love of days) is the name of the secret new group of Alasdair MacLean of the Clientele and Lupe Núñez-Fernández of Pipas. Their debut album Street of the Love of Days is set for release just after the gig on 13 June.
Written between Spain and the UK, Street of the Love of Days was a labour of love – recorded at Regal Lane studios in London over the course of three years. The eccentric duo found common ground as musicians and painters. Having regularly appeared on-stage together they decided to collaborate on a joint project of their own.
Alasdair and Lupe quietly put the record together during evening and weekend sessions, as they called in local friends (Louis Philippe) and visiting musicians (Damon and Naomi, Gary Olson), building up the songs’ rich texture and layered arrangements with vocal harmonies with harps, bouzoukis, strings, recorders and brass.
They will be playing music from the resulting jewel of chamber-pop with a large dose of their spooky psychedelic folk in the surroundings of the Scandinavian Church on Park Lane, near Jamaica Street (and you can BYOB!)
Harvest Sun Promotions presents…
The Big I Am
8pm, Friday 10 June @ Mello Mello
Tickets £5 from ticketline (no handling charge or booking fee), seetickets and Probe Records
THE SEE SEE & BY THE SEA
Split 7″ launch
The Rise Of General Mezmar
Bill Ryder-Jones DJ Set
8pm, Saturday 11 June @ The Williamson Tunnels
Tickets £5adv from ticketline & Probe Records
AMOR DE DÍAS
(Maladies of Bella Fontaine side project)
(The Random Family)
7.30pm, Friday 17 June @ The Scandinavian Church, Liverpool. Info here
Tickets £7 from ticketline (no handling charge or p&p, seetickets and Probe Records (School Lane)
BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS