NPR are streaming Through The Cellar door, from Beings (due this Friday) on their website now!
Catch Lanterns around the UK very soon:
Sunday 29th November – CARDIFF – The Globe
Monday 30th November – BRIGHTON – The Haunt
Tuesday 1st December – LONDON – Moth Club
Wednesday 2nd December – MANCHESTER – Ruby Lounge
Thursday 3rd December – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Friday 4th December – GLASGOW – King Tuts
Saturday 6th February 2016 – GATESHEAD – Sage tickets (with the Royal Northern Sinfonia)
Danny and James last broke cover as the songwriters behind Cashier No.9, whose lush, David Holmes-produced album To The Death Of Fun (Bella Union) brought them critical acclaim (Best Album at the NI Music Awards, shortlisted for Best Album of 2011 by the Irish Times), strong radio support from BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 and Radio 2 and a string of sold-out club dates and major festival appearances across the UK and Ireland.
Since then the pair have moved on and returned with something new. Self-written and produced with the help of Rocky O’Reilly (And So I Watch You From Afar, General Fiasco, Mojo Fury), their first EP as exmagician leaves behind the Laurel Canyon sheen of Cashier No.9 in favour of something louder, fuzzier and grittier, born of a playful attitude, greater confidence and a load of new pedals and synths. “It’s the dirt under the fingernails,” says Danny with a smile.
The musical reinvention is apparent from the very first seconds of opening track Kiss That Wealth Goodbye, which steams in with a filthy riff, the product of a guitar and a synth melding together so you can’t tell which is which – a feature of the album. “It’s like early Beefheart meets Add N To X,” says Danny – a measure of just how broad the duo’s influences are. “David [Holmes] lent me a Korg MS-20 and then I bought one myself. That synth shaped a lot of the record.”
‘Kiss That Wealth Goodbye’ will be released as a digital EP on 20th November 2015.