The return of Doomed Bird

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The Doomed Bird of Providence return this summer with a new EP, and then a new album, for Front and Follow…

For their forthcoming release The Doomed Bird of Providence have been busy developing musical pieces based on one person who perhaps no one would know about were it not for some of the historical reseach taking place in Tasmania. That person is Maria Murray, a woman born into slavery in British Honduras (now Belize) in the early 19th century. Her story took many turns, often for the worst but sometimes for the better. The song ‘Fedicia Exine’ from the band’s first album ‘Will Ever Pray’ is loosely based on her life and that of her child – Fedicia. This EP attempts create a broader picture by piecing together experiences of Maria Murray and those around her using a variety of sources including original court records and reports. It is a homage of sorts to her resilience and the arbitratry, often unfortunate, nature of life in general.

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Kemper Norton – Loor

Loor, Kemper Norton

We proudly present the new album from Kemper Norton – Loor, released 27.10.14.

Seen as a nocturnal and corrupted sequel to their previous album, Carn (released last year on Exotic Pylon), the album’s creation was inspired by real and imagined cities from childhood, bathed in traditional folk, found sounds and community chants, celebrations and invocations. Loor (which is Cornish for moon) represents the next ambitious transmission in the expanding audio landscape that Kemper Norton are creating.

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Lutine debut with Sallow Tree

Every now and then you hear something which completely blows you away.

We came across Lutine performing at Joseph Stannard’s OuterChurch last year, and were immediately mesmerised by Heather and Emma’s vocals, drawn in by the perfect songwriting. Now less than a year later and they have produced something very very special. Of course, we would say that, but take a listen…

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Welcome to 2014

Happy New Year!

A huge thank you to everyone who supported us over the last year, including everyone who played, reviewed and of course bought our releases.

An especially big thank you to The Doomed Bird of Providence, and all the artists who contributed to our Collision/Detection series and The Outer Church compilation.

It was a fun year, hopefully we can do it all again in 2014 (more news very soon).

Best wishes,
Justin & Helen x