We are thrilled to announce that Lutine will be releasing their debut album on Front & Follow this year. Hailing from Brighton, the duo have made waves in a short space of time with a handful of incredible live shows. Joseph Stannard pretty much nails it with his reflections on their recent gig for The Outer Church:
"Together, Emma Morton and Heather Minor dissolve the boundaries between past, present, future. Gifted interpreters and inspired songwriters, they are also responsible for some of the most beautiful live harmonies I have ever heard.”
Their debut promises to be very special and we are incredibly excited about it - more news soon.
Blind Mouths Eat continues their exploration into the darkest regions of Australian colonial history, with this stunning collection of new works including the epic Mahina.
The limited first edition comes in a card sleeve package with stunning artwork from Peter Aldrich and is available to pre-order now from bandcamp and the F&F shop. There are only 250, so get in quick...
"Sometimes cussedness is an essential virtue for musicians. The Doomed Bird Of Providence’s Mark Kluzek oozes cussedness like sweat. He’s an Australian in exile, assembling a group of Brit players to realise his singleminded vision, which involves Kluzek barking out blacker than black tales of horror and misery from Australia’s early history. Blind Mouths Eat is his second bulletin from the festering underbelly of 19th century Oz." - Clive Bell, The Wire Nov 2013
Blind Mouths Eat by The Doomed Bird of Providence has been picking up some great reviews - see a few snippets below. You can also read Mark Kluzek's Portal feature over at The Wire's website.
"There’s a need to hold hands with the almost dead and this album does it in the most beautiful/ugly way ever." -Freq
"Think Nick Cave, Matt Elliott’s solo work, or one of the Constellation droners singing dark folk songs of horror and misery from Australian history." - Norman Records
"Gripping and astonishingly grim music" - Sounds XP
"Uncompromising and at times uncomfortable, these songs remove the usual safety nets and aren't afraid to change the rules. They are becoming one of the bands that you don't want to miss." - Americana UK
"Dark yet strangely beautiful and phenomenally powerful, ‘Blind Mouths Eat’ is an album to ponder, to agonise over and to clutch your plague-ridden guts to." - Whisperin' and Hollerin'
It comes in a lovely gatefold sleeve with 2 CDs and poster
insert. We are expecting the first 200 around the middle of September,
and they won’t hang around so get in quick!
Here's what some folk have said about the comp so far:
Church – a reliable go-to for spooky, freaky or downright odd audiovisual
showcases” – FACT
“Possessed by a
discomposing spirit of gnostic terror” – Mojo
‘No New York’ of contemporary oddtronica, documenting the musical interstices
of the current avant-garde” – Sounds XP
but exacting, The OC gospel is rooted in the teachings of hauntology but roams
further than that, mapping out an eldritch, eccentric new iteration of
England's Hidden Reverse” – Boomkat
“Experimental, ambient-drone, and dance genres get
mangled into new, coal-black shapes when they pass through The Outer Church's
doors” – Textura
no throwaway tracks on this collection, just lots of spooked out late night
pulsating and crumbling machinery, drifty broken melodies and the occasional
ethereal voice” – Norman Records
“TheOuter Church compilation is
essentially a primer for a movement that defies easy categorization. It’s a
microcosm ofa shadowy sub-cult taking place
in mildewing basements and whitewashed art galleries all over the world” - Freq