Blue Soap Records: New Music from Silverbird, High Tiny Hairs, The Jackals and Damien J Brennan
18 September 2015
Lead Track - Lyfe
Pureland is Silverbird's debut album and is released on September 18th 2015.
Songwriter Tim Barr founded Silverbird after spending several years on New York's vibrant music scene playing gigs as part of Lana Del Rey’s band, opening for The Blow, and studying and playing with Dizzy Gillespie’s pianist protegee Mike Longo.
Barr and English producer Kristopher Harris recorded Silverbird’s debut EP 'Surface Life', released in May 2014 to critical acclaim. Joined by Corey Davis on bass, Dan Whaley on lead guitar and Jacob Schuab on drums, Silverbird were soon selling out venues across NYC. With influences as diverse as Wilco, Heartless Bastards, and Sparklehorse, their music strides fearlessly through an ever changing emotional landscape. Infectious melodies and swirling, intricate rhythms combine to provide an absolutely enchanting soundscape.
2015 has already been incredibly busy for the band. The year started with two packed shows at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar and Black Bear, with many more shows and a tour to come. The track 'With the Spirits' from Surface Life was selected for the All Saints spring playlist and the song will be played in their 110 worldwide stores for three months. Tim is also featured on the packaging for Cakewalk’s Sonar Artist production software.
High Tiny Hairs
High Tiny Hairs EP
Sir Gregory Records
24 August 2015
Lead Tracks: Ghost Shadow, First World Problems, Chaos Ensues
Swirling, dreamy pop hooks accentuated with the haunting sounds of a Farfisa organ cloak the sombre and sardonic musings of former Fuck Knights guitarist and Nightinghales front man Ben Bachman in his new project, High Tiny Hairs.
This EP lays bare and showcases Bachman’s stylistic influences, the likes of Alex Chilton, Brian Eno and Syd Barrett, with a short set of self-produced releases.
The songs, bouncing between sixties Baroque pop and the new psychedelic movement of the early eighties, are mesmerisingly elegant and poetically dark, yet quirky, and romantic. The Minneapolis based singer/songwriter evokes a hazy, late night tête-à-tête with his ghosts.
"Ben Bachman is High Tiny Hairs, and I’m kind of taken with this song, off the recent self-titled EP. It’s short, it’s simple, and it has one of those meat and potatoes, could have happened any time in the past 40 years guitar riffs, that just sounds really good when you turn it up, so, let’s do that..."
Don't Need No Melody
Released on limited edition cassette and digital download.
Sir Gregory Records SGR1967-D
Damien J Brennan
14 September 2015
Lead Track: Shine
Damien J Brennan was born and raised in County Down, Northern Ireland. He learned to play the guitar and began busking whilst backpacking through Italy and Australia. Shortly after his return home he began songwriting and on a limited budget recorded some garage demos. These initial recordings received positive feedback and a glowing review from critically acclaimed mastering engineer Pete Maher (U2, Snow Patrol, Katy Perry, Hudson Taylor).
Damien recorded his first professional tracks in Zero Hour Studios and these songs led to gigs locally and in London. They were also picked up for radio play on Tom Robinson's BBC Radio 6 show and Baylen Leonard and Aaron Philips on Amazing Radio, together with a number of regional UK stations. Tony Moore of Soho Radio invited Damien to sing live on his show and to appear live at London's Bedford this August.
The future is looking very promising for this up and coming Irish talent.
"Damien is a gifted and super talented singer/songwriter with the potential for great success! Up there with the best!"
Pete Maher, Mastering Engineer for U2, The Killers, Liam Gallagher, The Rolling Stones, Jack White, Scissor Sisters, Depeche Mode and Katy Perry
"Spinetingingly good, astonishing, absolutely astonishing... That sounds like a major hit to me, the UK needs to hear this, the world needs to hear this... your live voice has a unique quality..." –
Tony Moore, Soho Radio show
Rigsy, BBC Introducing, Radio Ulster
12th August - The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, London, SW12 9HD
14 September 2015
Lead Tracks: Raspberry MoonGhost Soul TrafficTwo HeadsWaiting On the Man With the Sun
Vinyl Release - Sep 14thDigital Release - Available now
The Jackals hail from Scotland's capital city Edinburgh. A tight knit musical unit who are known for their blistering live performances, the band's sound combines cryptic lyrics with expansive guitars, underpinned with the solid grooves of the bass and drums.Describing themselves as making cosmic rock and roll, The Jackals worked with legendary producer Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve) on their double A side single 'Holding All The Roses/L.E.A.R.N' with Morris saying of the experience ”I've had a very good time mixing tracks for The Jackals, a great band with soulful, massive tunes".The Band:Scott Watson - vocals, guitarsPaddy McMaster - drums, vocalsDavid Panton - bass, vocalsGary Quilietti - guitars