Com’è difficile essere costanti. Se conto i mesi di blackout, aiutarmi con le dita di una mano è impossibile, ma sono stati mesi intensi che hanno partorito una parte di me senza freni e ciò nonostante, mai così robusta. Ecco il mio diario sonoro.
Our most beloved Stirling-based group Constant Follower, led by Stephen McAll, and renowned folk guitarist Scott William Urquhart gave us the great honour to have their fourth music video/single from their collaborative album, ‘Even Days Dissolve’, which was released on 14th April 2023, Space Between Stars premiering here today, ahead of the 12th May 2023 release date. The video features a stunning stop-motion film by young Japanese stop-motion animator Tsumugi Yagi.
E adesso come faccio a spiegare alle persone che mi circondano che oggi per me è un giorno davvero triste? Come potrei far loro comprendere che la scomparsa di un uomo di cinquantanove anni, portato via prematuramente dal solito maledetto cancro, uno che non ho mai incontrato e che non sapevo (e neanche mi chiedevo molto) che fine avesse fatto, ha avuto un impatto così forte su di me? Davvero non saprei come spiegarlo a parole, ma Andy Rourke se n’è andato e mi sento molto triste.
Smokey Angle Shades are: Pat Dam Smyth and Brian Russell, from Northern Ireland, Ned Crowther from England and Antonio Feola from Italy. The group was formed when members of The Fools, 747s,Pat Dam Smyth and The Fernweh joined forces in Berlin for a week of shows and song writing that laid out the blueprints for their sound and approach: an appreciation of a good tune, blended vocal harmonies, and a dynamic stage show. The band continued to write new music and tour the UK, Europe and America, building a cult following after festival appearances at Glastonbury, South By Southwest, the Goodlife Experience and Secret Garden Party. The band’s debut album, Shades of Joy was released in 2015 to wide acclaim and was selected by Cerys Matthew’s as her BBC 6 music artist pick. Now the group is back with a new single and album on the way, and their own record label, Europa Sun.
Cindy come from San Francisco and released three albums so far: Cindy, in 2018, Free Advice in 2020 (released on Paisley Shirt Records on cassette and by Tough Love/Mt. St. Mtn. on vinyl) and 1:2 one year later (again on Tough Love/Mt. St. Mtn. and on Paisley Shirt Records on cassette). Cindy lead singer Karina Gill has also another project, Flowertown with her friend Mike Ramos. Cindy have announced details of their latest album, Why Not Now?, to be relased Friday 14th April 2023. The brainchild of Karina Gill and comprised of several key players from the Bay Area scene, the San Francisco-based band have also shared a couple of songs from the album, A Trumpet On The Hillside, with a video shot by Gill herself, and The Price Is Right. Today the band shares another song from the album, Earthly Belongings.