Psychic Markers - Hardly Strangers

£10.99
  • Psychic Markers - Hardly Strangers

Psychic Markers - Hardly Strangers

£10.99

FormatLP
Released23rd February 2018
Catalogue BELLA739V
Barcode 5414940008456

Running late,  will dispatch as soon as it arrives with us

Very limited - (100 copies) - white label.

Psychic Markers - ​Alannah​ ​Ashworth,​ ​Lewis​ ​Baker,​ ​Steven Dove,​ ​Leon​ ​Dufficy​ ​and​ ​Luke​ ​Jarvis​ ​-​ ​are​​ ​a​ ​hodgepodge​ ​bunch​ ​made​ ​up​ ​of members​ ​of​ ​various​ ​other​ ​bands​ ​and​ ​with​ ​a​ ​geographical​ ​backdrop​ ​that stretches​ across ​countries​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​counties.​ ​It therefore​ ​makes​ ​sense​ ​that​ ​their​ ​music would​ ​be​ ​eclectically​ ​emblematic​ ​of​ ​such​ ​sprawling​ ​backgrounds.

 The​ ​last​ ​few​ ​years​ ​for​ ​the​ ​band​ ​have​ ​been​ ​spent​ ​playing​ ​with​ ​the​ ​likes​ ​of Ulrika​ ​Spacek,​ ​Morgan​ ​Delt,​ ​Homeshake​ ​and​ ​Girl​ ​Ray,​ ​touring​ ​the​ ​UK​ ​and playing​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​festival​ ​slots,​ including​ ​a​ ​knockout​ ​set​ ​at​ ​2017’s​ ​End​ ​of​ ​the Road​ ​Festival.

 Part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​reason​ ​their​ ​End​ ​of​ ​The​ ​Road​ ​set​ ​was​ ​such​ ​a​ ​success​ ​was because​ ​it​ ​caught​ ​the​​ ​band​ ​in​ ​a​ ​state​ ​of​ ​transition.​ ​Settled​ ​comfortably​ ​with their​ ​first​ ​album,​​ ​Scrapbook​ ​No.​ ​1​ ​(Marshall​ ​Teller​ ​Records),​ ​behind​ ​them​ ​and ingrained​ ​to​ ​DNA​​ ​level​ ​but​ ​with​ ​their​ ​second​ ​album,​ ​Hardly​ ​Strangers,​ ​freshly finished​ ​and​ ​the​​ ​creative​ ​spark​ ​that​ ​led​ ​to​ ​it,​ ​still​ ​very​ ​much​ ​alight.​​ ​The​ ​energy and​ ​intensity​ ​of​ ​the​ ​week-long​ ​session​ ​they​ ​spent​ ​holed​ ​up​ ​in​ ​Devon,​ ​with producer​ ​Iggy​ ​B,​ ​was​ ​still​ ​fresh​ ​in​ ​their​ ​minds​ ​and​ ​in​ ​their​ ​playing,​ ​as​ ​was​ ​the fact​ ​that​ ​they​ ​had​ ​just​ ​created​ ​their​ ​finest​ ​work​ ​to​ ​date.

 The​ ​resulting​ ​Hardly​ ​Strangers​ ​-​ ​much​ ​like​ ​the​ ​band​ ​themselves​ ​-​ ​is​ ​an assorted​ ​affair.​ ​50’s-tinged​ ​doo-wop​ ​nestles​ ​up​ ​alongside​ ​lush cinema-influenced​  soundscapes;​ ​whilst​ ​flashes​ ​of​ ​neo-psychedelia​ ​take​ ​pop hooks​ ​and​ ​stretch​ ​them​ ​out​ ​into​ ​hypnotic​ ​and​ ​elongated​ ​jams​ ​befitting​ ​of 1970’s​ ​Germany​ ​before​ ​pushing​ ​them​ ​into​ ​further​ ​cosmic​ ​realms.

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