Hidden Shoal News

Fantastic Liminal Drifter Interview with Kylie Sturgess

Liminal DrifterCheck out this fantastic interview with Simon Order (aka Liminal Drifter) by the wonderful Perth-based podcast legend Kylie Sturgess. Starting with a question about the intersection of academia and art, Dr Simon “Liminal Drifter” Order spoke to Kylie Sturgess about the journey towards his third album, out in 2018. Sturgess is a regular on Perth’s RTRFM as well as hosting the fabulous Token Skeptic podcast among others.

Stream the interview via Kylie’s SoundCloud and be sure to check out Liminal Drifter’s releases here.

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Chloe March “Blood-Red Spark” Out Now!

Blood-Red SparkWe’re excited to anounce the release of the utterly sumptuous Blood-Red Spark, the new album by English dream-pop artist Chloë March. The album is available on CD and in digital formats via Bandcamp and also through all good 3rd party online stores. Be sure to check out the album trailer below!

“a luminous voice, a smoky alto that unfurls like a plume of cigarette smoke, its velvety tone a sensual narcotic… it’s hard not to think of the mythological sirens who used their hypnotic voices to lure sailors ashore”textura

In her fourth album, Blood-Red Spark, March continues her exploration of a rich musical seam in which songwriterly storytelling and imagistic soundscape meet. Beautiful ambient/electro-pop soundworlds of warm spaciousness and radiant sensuality are underpinned by a compelling pulse – a vital heartbeat of an album of emotional concealments and revealments, truth and trickery, loss, longing and desire.

March leads the listener through an immersive multi-layered world of melodic twists and unexpected harmonic shifts with the confident songcraft of a composer happily at home with her own distinctive musicality, occasionally  reminiscent of Goldfrapp, C Duncan, The Cocteau Twins or David Sylvian, using her voice as intimate centre point and textural instrument. The single ‘Let It All In’ is at the heart of this intimacy, distilling the emotional magnetism that March brings to all her work into an intense shot of magic and liquid melancholy.  Blood-Red Spark is further evidence of an artist gathering her musical forces and transforming them into shimmering gold.

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Willem Gator’s “Locked-In Syndrome” Out Now!

Locked In Syndrome Cover ArtWe’re very excited to present Locked-In Syndrome, the fifth album by Italian electronic producer Willem Gator (also of Italian post rock behemoth HC-B). The album is available now via Bandcamp and all good 3rd party stores including iTunes and Spotify. Also check out the awesome music video by Riccardo Napoli from Sunthetic (and HC-B) for first single ‘Closer’.

The result is an experience that is eminently danceable but deeply melancholic. It transmits hedonism and detachment. Electronic anthems scale the musical skies while probing the emotional lows.”” – Escafandrista on Locked In Syndrome

Across its concise 40-minute run-time, Locked-In Syndrome deploys its beats and synths for maximum impact, creating an eminently danceable yet deeply melancholic experience. Conveying the overwhelming experience of being at a hedonistic celebration and feeling profoundly detached and alone, these electronic paeans to dislocation scale the musical skies while plumbing the emotional lows.

Stretching out across six-plus minutes, tracks like ‘Umbrella Revolution’ and ‘AF 16’ have a deeply satisfying momentum, carrying the listener towards a shadowy, unknown destination. Indeed, for Willem Gator, the journey is the destination – a lonely ride through night-time streets, where bright lights promise much and deliver nothing… The album features stunning artwork by English collage artist and musician Ashley Reaks.

As with all Hidden Shoal releases, Willem Gator’s music is available for licensing. Contact us for more details.

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Kramies Featured on Crackerfarm (Mike Beyers)

Kramies-300pxWhile in on a recent trip to Nashville, Kramies met up with the wonderful photographer Mike Beyers (The Avett Brothers, Depeche Mode, The National, Joanna Newsom etc.) and filmed a live video for his excellent site Crackerfarm. Even more exciting, ‘Kite Ropes’ is a brand new track which will feature on an upcoming 2018 Kramies release. Enjoy!

 

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New Chloe March Single and Forthcoming Album!

Let It All InHidden Shoal and Powderkeg Records are proud to announce the forthcoming release of Blood-Red Spark, the new album by English dream-pop artist Chloë March. The gorgeous first single from the album, ‘Let It All In’, is available now to stream and download. The album sees release on the 8th of December 2017.

“a luminous voice, a smoky alto that unfurls like a plume of cigarette smoke, its velvety tone a sensual narcotic… it’s hard not to think of the mythological sirens who used their hypnotic voices to lure sailors ashore”textura

In her fourth album, Blood-Red Spark, March continues her exploration of a rich musical seam in which songwriterly storytelling and imagistic soundscape meet. Beautiful ambient/electro-pop soundworlds of warm spaciousness and radiant sensuality are underpinned by a compelling pulse – a vital heartbeat of an album of emotional concealments and revealments, truth and trickery, loss, longing and desire.

March leads the listener through an immersive multi-layered world of melodic twists and unexpected harmonic shifts with the confident songcraft of a composer happily at home with her own distinctive musicality, occasionally  reminiscent of Goldfrapp, C Duncan, The Cocteau Twins or David Sylvian, using her voice as intimate centre point and textural instrument. The single ‘Let It All In’ is at the heart of this intimacy, distilling the emotional magnetism that March brings to all her work into an intense shot of magic and liquid melancholy.  Blood-Red Spark is further evidence of an artist gathering her musical forces and transforming them into shimmering gold.

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Interview With Kramies at Half-Life Music

KramiesCheck out this wonderful interview with Kramies over at the excellent Irish zine Half-Life Music. Kramies talks about his time in Ireland (where he wrote his new single), working with Jason Lytle & Grant Wilson and his songwriting process amongst much more.

 

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New Target Archery Music Video – ‘Scarecrow’

Target ArcheryFollowing on from the release of the gorgeous new album, Clock of the Long Now, by Perth-based instrumental pop outfit Target Archery, we’re excited to share the beautiful new music video for album track ‘Scarecrow’. The music video was produced and directed by Chad Peacock (Peacock Visuals). Clock of the Long Now is available now in digital (free download!) and vinyl formats.

Ambrose Nock explores the fertile realm of delicate, experimental post-pop with his new project Target Archery. Influenced by the likes of Sound Dust-era Stereolab, left-of-centre indie-pop bands such as Lacto-Ovo, The Go! Team and Ninetynine, and a dash of late ’80s Sonic Youth, Target Archery mine an inspiring new seam of life-affirming melodies and instrumental texture. Featuring contributions from Apricot Rail members Justin Manzano (production and instrumentation) and Jack Quirk (guitars), Clock of the Long Now was crafted in an isolated studio in rural Western Australia over a period of three years. Across 40 blissful minutes, Target Archery weave a suite of glimmering musical tapestries that expand beyond the borders of conventional guitar pop.

As with all Hidden Shoal releases, Target Archery’s music is available for licensing (film, tv, games, compilations). Contact Hidden Shoal for more info.

 

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Kramies Westy Session Feature (Live in a Van!)

Kramies-300pxCheck out this awesome live rendition of Kramies’ ‘Wooden Heart’ as part of the brilliant Westy Session series. For those not acquainted, GoWesty‘s Westy Sessions capture a range of talented musicians performing acoustically in a VW camper, “offering an authentic, intimate, and unrehearsed experience that is guaranteed to stick with you”. Such a fantastic project so be sure to check out the other sessions.

 

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New Willem Gator Single From Forthcoming Album!

Locked In Syndrome Cover ArtCloser’ is the first taste of the sublime Locked-In Syndrome, the fifth album by Italian electronic producer Willem Gator (also of Italian post rock behemoth HC-B). Check out the awesome music video by Riccardo Napoli from Sunthetic (and HC-B) and stream the track ahead of the album release on the 1st of December.

“Willem Gator focuses on the larger impact. Letting each song gradually increase in emotional intensity helping it incorporate both rock and electronic aspects.”Beach Slot

Across its concise 40-minute run-time, Locked-In Syndrome deploys its beats and synths for maximum impact, creating an eminently danceable yet deeply melancholic experience. Conveying the overwhelming experience of being at a hedonistic celebration and feeling profoundly detached and alone, these electronic paeans to dislocation scale the musical skies while plumbing the emotional lows. The album features stunning artwork by English collage artist and musician Ashley Reaks.

As with all Hidden Shoal releases, this beautiful song is available for licensing. Contact us for more details.

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Stunning New Kramies Single and Music Video

I Wish I Missed YouIn the spring of 2017, dream-folklore artist Kramies, travelled to Shankill Castle, Ireland where he started writing new songs for an upcoming album, immersed in the beautiful landscapes of his surroundings. While writing, he created a selection of B-side songs alongside songs for a new album. A few of these B-sides were demoed in this historic castle while using simple equipment to capture the ancient environment. Kramies’ new single “I Wish I Missed You” is one of these songs. The song is available as a free download via Kramies’ Bandcamp. The track’s accompanying music video was directed by Hidden Shoal’s Cam Merton.

Along with his critically acclaimed EP The Wooden Heart, produced by Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) & Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices), Kramies has worked and performed with known artists such as Grandaddy, Clexico, and Spiritualized.

As with all Hidden Shoal releases, this beautiful song is available for licensing. Contact us for more details.

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