The Gold In The Dark EP from Black Bunny featuring Thomas White is out now and it includes a 9 minute song with hints of Morrissey. Facebook Page here Stream and download at Chord Orchard here Tracks are: Two Dicks, Three Men In A Boat, These Things Take Time, Smurf, Tinsel On The Crown. The video is shot by Alex and edited by Thomas.
From the Mailout: We are extremely pleased to announce the arrival of our second long-player, Fuchsia Days, out today (17/06/16) via Chord Orchard/AWAL.
Described by thethinair.net as “…remarkably immersive…striking a keen, almost meditatively restrained balance between ambient, dream-pop and drone…”, the album is available to buy now across all digital platforms. Physical copies (limited-edition hand-numbered deluxe CD/digipak) are available exclusively from the Chord Orchard webshop.
Full album streaming now exclusively at thethinair.net
The Fiction Aisle, live @ Lick – ‘The Colour of Morning’
To watch two more songs visit God Is In The TV
facebook.com/thefictionaisle To coincide with our shows this week (see Facebook) we’ll be issuing a limited download EP featuring a new mix of Blue, along with remixes of the lead track by Acquaintance, JØTA and British Sea Power, available completely free from our Soundcloud page from 28/08/15. It is with great pleasure that we can also announce the upcoming release of our debut album proper, Heart Map Rubric, available digitally worldwide (with extremely limited edition hand-numbered gatefold digipaks available direct by mail order from Chord Orchard), 27/11/15. Pre-orders from late October…
The Fiction Aisle – New Single: A Promise Kept / Each & Every One Debut AA-side single, released to coincide with Record Store Day 2015. Written by Thomas White. Recorded and mixed at Church Road Studios, Sept 2014 – March 2015. Thomas White: vocals, guitars, keys – Heather Urquhart: vocals – Louis Macgillivray: guitar – Adam Kidd: guitar – Alan Grice: keys – Craig Chapman: trumpet – Gemma WIlliams: clarinet – Holly Fitzgerald: clarinet – Jordan Duggie: bass – Alex White: drums, percussion. The Fiction Aisle Facebook – Chord Orchard Label
First release from The Fiction Aisle featuring Thomas and Alex White – written and arranged by Thomas White – recorded/mixed at Church Road Studios, Brighton, September-October 2014. Download Blue free at amazingtunes.com Follow the band on Facebook for news + upcoming shows: facebook.com/thefictionaisle
First We Take Manhattan Bandcamp Listen/Download 8 track album Stitch. Tracks: Seven, Coming Out, No Wind Blows, Pleased To Meet You, Always Dependent, Place Of No More, The World We Live In, Morning.
sonicabuse.com has a review (click to read) Some quotes: “Stitch” is the début album by First We Take Manhattan, a collaboration between Brighton musicians Jack Bayne and Tom White. Those who know their indie will probably be familiar with one of those names, the latter being one of the creative forces of The Electric Soft Parade, as well as being part of Brighton “supergroup” Brakes and having a handful of wonderfully eclectic solo albums to his name. Jack Bayne is probably an unknown quantity to most people, unless you happened to catch his band Pony who were part of the Brighton music scene over ten years ago, but it is Jack who is responsible for the songwriting on this project, with Tom being given the freedom to take charge of the arrangements, instrumentation, production and nearly everything else you hear, other than the vocals and a smattering of Jack’s guitar and cello. The album was recorded almost casually over the space of three years as an ongoing creative venture when Tom and Jack got together to have a good time and, astonishingly when you hear this music, the two friends only realised that they had a fully-formed album when they came back to their songs after a few months break from recording.
“Stitch” is an enormously emotional experience, frequently edgy, packed full of tension and release, one that places just as much importance on the songs as it does the delivery and the overall glorious world of sound you are immersed into. In a world full of people who demand instant music fixes from barely musically-literate pop singers, Bayne and White provide musical manna for those who demand a little more substance and depth amongst the exhilarating pure adrenaline rushes dotted amongst their tracks. This is music that feels urgent, alive and vital. It boasts arrangements and structures that make your mind work and enough light and shade contrast to give your emotional core a real workout. Listen to it, love it, buy it.
thomaswhitemusic.tumblr.com Click link to read latest blog in full… “I would like to reflect for just a moment on the more general reaction to this new record of ours, “IDIOTS”. Suffice to say, we’ve spent a good deal of our career so far battling the preconception that we peaked early and never really made a record to challenge the big splash of our debut. Truly, and i mean TRULY, we suddenly seem to have broken that spell. Just like that. Whether it’s a change in our approach, or the vastly improved production on this new record, or maybe just that we chucked out whole rafts of songs, pushing and pushing for absolute gold, settling for nothing less than unanimous approval on any and all potential album tracks, reams of material literally ending up on the studio floor, something like 35 discarded songs. Either way, the reaction from our small but perfectly formed fan-base around the world seems to be one of just that – unanimous approval. Have we finally caught up with ourselves? I think a large part is (as I noted in a recent interview) a bit of a change of heart. Whereas in the past we’d struggle to push our songs in unconventional directions, often at the expense of listening pleasure, this time we set out truly and openly to make a pop record. Those little embellishments can stay, but only if they serve the song. We ended up in real science-lab territory – bits of songs glued to bits of other songs, searching for that magic formula” … Click here for some Quotes from Idiots Album Reviews