Studio Electrophonique - Happier Things EP

Studio Electrophonique - Happier Things EP

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Another really evocative set from Studio Leesley, his voice is pretty magic.


Studio Electrophonique is James Leesley: a young songwriter and musician from Sheffield. Songs come to James Leesley in airless attics, dinner time chippies and late afternoon bookies shops; on long walks through town with a sandwich in each pocket, on morning runs through the park in lost-property trainers or on the top deck of the 52A with rain-laced windows and wet toe-ends.

+ Limited to just 500 copies.

He records on an old four-track machine using deadstock Metal Maxima cassettes sourced from an unnamed charity shop close to Bramall Lane. This machine kills flashiness. There is no room for garnish. Choice is minimised to serve the song, intimacy is maximised to serve the ache.

Studio Electrophonique is a semi-fictional collective of analogue romantics sent to reassure us that art is not some far off place, that sadness can be enjoyed like happiness and that glamour can descend like a minor key melody on the shoulders of anyone willing to pay their subs and the price of a day-return to Ballifield shops.

Studio Electrophonique's latest 5- song record is a plaintive symphony of love and hope, yearning and hopelessness.


1. Happier Things
2. Can’t You Just Want Me?
3. If I Loved You Less
4. The Lovers in the Café
5. All-Time Biggest Fans

Artist: Studio Electrophonique
Label: Violette Records
Catalogue: VIO066
Barcode: 5051142009449
Format: Ltd 10"
Release Date: 11th February 2022

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