Meadowlark have today shared an emotional new video for their current single ‘Postcards’. As with all of Meadowlarks’ videos, ‘Postcards’ was directed by the band’s guitarist Dan Broadley. In keeping with the concept of the song itself, which is a message to an ex-lover, Meadowlark called upon their fans to contribute to the creation of this video and asked them to send in postcards with messages to those who have impacted their life in a significant way, good or bad.
Overwhelmed with the reaction to their call out and armed with a collection of personal and emotional messages, Dan then set to work, selecting the postcards that resonated best with the concept of the song and built the resulting video around these messages. The project as a whole has acted as a cathartic experience for both Meadowlark and their fans alike.
The new single from Danny & The Champions Of The World, out 28 April 2017. Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Brilliant Light’, out 23 June 2017. Pre-order
Here come Danny & The Champions Of The World writing themselves large, giving themselves the space, and taking the time, to deliver a magnum opus. With Brilliant Light Danny Wilson has made his All Things Must Pass – a big record of hit after hit stretching over two albums plus a further bonus set of instrumentals. He’s allowed both himself and his band the absolute freedom to explore, experiment, and collaborate, and they’ve grabbed it with both hands.
Hidden away somewhere on this wide-ranging new Danny & The Champions Of The World album you’ll find the question “can we release ourselves back into the brilliant light?”. For Danny Wilson the brilliant light is creativity, but more than that it’s collaborative creativity, and the process of birthing these songs, both by design and serendipity, has been about maximising the creative potential of all the Champs. The two previous Champs collections Stay True (2013) and What Kind Of Love (2015) were each recorded over intensive ten day stints. The songs written and rehearsed, the musicians gathered in North London at bassist Chris Clarke’s Reservoir Studios and tracked everything at one fell swoop. This time around Danny wanted something different allowing an all-encompassing view of what the band was capable of. They started going into Reservoir once a month, recording what they had live, without too much reflection or correction, and then putting those results in a box and leaving them be. Every month saw a scramble to find songs to record requiring an encouragement to every band member to bring something to the table. Writing with guitarist Paul Lush for What Kind Of Love had proved liberating to Danny who’d rarely co-composed since writing with brother Julian for his previous band Grand Drive. It was exciting and rejuvenating. Scary too but reawakening, and so he’d repeatedly be asking, “have you got an idea for a song?”, and as the months passed and the cache grew more things were tried; different configurations, other collaborators, and along the way a cluster of instrumentals arrived too. So “Brilliant Light” came slowly but steadily to life, a double album of 18 songs, with a bonus album of instrumentals entitled “Photogene
Shelflife (USA) and Discos de Kirlian (Spain) present the new six track mini-LP from Spain’s When Nalda Became Punk entitled Those Words Broke Our Hearts coming March 10th on limited edition on a yellow transparent 10″ vinyl and digital formats.
Those Words Broke Our Hearts was recorded and produced in Vigo (Spain) by Bruno Murmura. “Hanging Out With Imogen”, the first single from the mini-LP, is a pure-pop song filled with energetic jangly guitars and bittersweet synths. “Long before” takes us into that kind of sadness and melancholy that impregnates the albums from Sarah Records. On the other hand, “Big Whoop” and its uplifting guitar lines and vocal harmonies, is full of light and hope. “New Year’s Day”, with its catchy synth chorus, brings back the nostalgic feeling that sometimes hits you at the end and start of another year. “Angela” is a direct, immediate pop song, about the teenage anxiety of trying to live for the moment and don’t spoil any second of life. “A Midnight Run” closes the mini-LP, a spoken word song with hypnotic music and a story narrated by the deep voice of Edward Forth from the English indiepop band Finmark.
Shelflife Records (USA) y Discos de Kirlian presentan “Those Words Broke Our Hearts”, el nuevo mini-LP de seis canciones de When Nalda Became Punk, que se publicará el 10 de marzo, en un vinilo 10” de color amarillo transparente de edición limitada y en formato digital.