About to embark on an extensive European tour throughout October, PETER BRODERICK has just unveiled a beautiful, psychedelic video to Colours Of The Night, the title track from his new EP. ‘Colours Of The Night‘ sees Peter exploring the beach near his new home in Woods, Oregon.
Feet in the sand, seagulls in the sky, and his newfound favourite pastime, fire building! Director Alex Southam takes Peter’s homespun footage and launches it into the next dimension, creating a vividly colourful video which seems to flow effortlessly between the earthbound and the outer-galactic.
Friday 17 October – BRIGHTON – The Haunt
Saturday 18 October – MANCHESTER – The Roadhouse
Tuesday 21 October – READING – The Bowery District
Wednesday 22 October – LONDON – Bush Hall
(Colours Of The Night) Satellite is the American’s first song-based release in two years, during which the singer-songwriter-composer-multi-instrumentalist and serial collaborator was struck down by a debilitating illness that forced him to re-evaluate his life. It meant a scaled-back workload and moving from his Berlin home back to his home state of Oregon. Thankfully, after a period of rehabilitation, he’s now back on track.
“One of the record’s main themes is how bad stuff can have a rejuvenating effect,” says Broderick. The EP opens with ‘Colours Of The Night (Satellite Version)’, a sparkling, Afro-pop-tinged beauty that embodies the concept. “Night time is so monochromatic, but actually there are all these different shades of grey. I’ve often explored melancholic moods before, but this time I wanted a balance of darkness and light. I wouldn’t feel so happy now without the struggle.”
A rejuvenated Broderick began recording again. Back in Berlin, an alternate, dub-enhanced and expanded version of ‘Colours of The Night’ was created by best friend and collaborator Greg Haines. He also helped record the EP’s closing track ‘More And More (Mouth Trumpet Version)’, with its beautiful and uncanny brass coda sung by what Broderick calls his, “fake trumpet voice.”
‘Take Me Back’ – another exquisitely tender ballad – alongside ‘Love Defines Me’ and ‘Colours Of The Night (Satellite Version)’ – was recorded in Switzerland, as was Broderick’s forthcoming album (which Bella Union will release in spring 2015). Friendships developed on tour led to an offer to record in Lucerne with producer-engineer Timo Keller and Broderick’s first studio experience with a ‘pick-up’ band. This sense of a new phase in his life will continue when the same musicians will be his backing band on his European tour this autumn, which will help banish the memory of 2012’s lost opportunities.
Despite its European origins, Broderick says (Colours Of The Night’) Satellite was inspired by, “getting back in touch with my American-ness,” after seven years living abroad. He name-checks Neil Young, Chet Baker and Arthur Russell as particular influences, which is America as it should be, a mix of folk, jazz, rock and rhythm that perfectly reflects Broderick’s new music, which sounds like the cleanest bill of health that anyone could possibly hope for.
(Colours Of The Night) Satellite will be released 13th October on Bella Union.
Following on from their acclaimed 2013 debut album release Girls Like Us, PINS will return with a limited edition cassette EP ‘Come Back’ for Cassette Day on 27th September. Today, the Manchester four-piece have shared the title track, a cover of the The Belles song from 1966.
The EP features two other covers of 1960’s Girls in the Garage bands, with PINS taking each track to make it their own by adding their unique dark pop, post punk, fuzzed up garage sound and alluringly abrasive chant-like vocals. The EP, which is limited to 100 cassettes, also includes B-Side ‘You Don’t Love Me’ (Willie Cobbs) and a bonus track ‘I’m Leaving You’ (Char Vinnedge and Mary Gallagher).
PINS have also just confirmed they’ll be supporting Growlers on their UK tour in November. Full dates as follows…
12 November – Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
13 November – London Village Underground
15 November – Glasgow Broadcast
16 November – Manchester Roadhouse
Work on the follow-up album to Girls Like Us has already commenced with the album being recorded with Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal) in his Joshua Tree studio later this month and a release date expected to come early next year…
With anticipation mounting around the release of their second album The Other I in November on Bella Union, 2:54 have just unveiled a striking video for new single “Blindfold”. Of the video singer Colette Thurlow says, “Blindfold was one of the first tracks we wrote for the record and came to symbolise a shift in focus for us musically. We knew we wanted Blindfold to have a direct, performance-based visual that captured Hannah, Alex and I and our band, but that also revealed both the beauty and alienating quality of the city we’ve grown up in. We’ve wanted to work with Charlie Robins and Chris Hugall forever! We’re big fans of their work, the timing was finally right.”
Currently premiering on Noisey, the video can be viewed here…
Friday 7 November – RAMSGATE – Ramsgate Music Hall
Wednesday 19 November – LONDON – St. Pancras Old Church **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Thursday 20 November – SHEFFIELD – The Harley
Friday 21 November – GLASGOW – The Broadcast
Saturday 22 November – MANCHESTER – Soup Kitchen
Monday 24 November – NOTTINGHAM – The Corner
Tuesday 25 November – BRISTOL – The Louisiana
Wenesday 26 November – BRIGHTON – The Hope