Aereogramme have just released a digital remaster of their 2007 album ‘My Heart Has A Wish That You Would Not Go’. It was their last of their four studio albums and we all were extremely sad when they decided to call it a day. Can’t believe it has been ten years since we released this classic album. You can purchase the album from their Bandcamp page for £5 on MP3 or 24-bit, 48khz FLAC.
Check out the stunning video for ‘Barriers’.
The first single from Adrian Crowley’s new album ‘Dark Eyed Messenger’ has been given a stunning treatment by Irish director Niall McCann who recently delivered the film ‘Lost In France’. The video was filmed on Coney Island in May of this year and Adrian gives us a taste of the experience below:
“I have for many years been enchanted by Coney Island, always making a trip there whenever in New York, heading out by myself on the train to take photographs. Whenever I was there, it always happened to be raining and it was always off-season – with everything shut down.
But not this time. The place was bustling with life and all the rides and amusements in Luna Park were open and in full swing. Pun intended.
Some of what we filmed for the film shoot was set up and acted and some was done in an improvised setting, left open to chance. I won’t break the mystique of this piece by telling you how it was filmed or if all the people in the frame were aware of what was going on. As you can see it was all captured in one continuous shot. Then we called it a wrap and went for a beer. I think Niall had a hot dog.”
Adrian has a couple of dates planned before the end of the year in London & Dublin. The first wave of European dates has just been announced. Expect to see Adrian in Belgium, France & Holland. There will be dates in other countries being announced soon so we will be sure to keep you updated.
Chemikal Underground is delighted to announce the return of Adrian Crowley with his new album ‘Dark Eyed Messenger’, his eight album overall and fourth via Chemikal towers. Recorded in New York at the hands of American producer and musician Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman (Sufjan Stevens, Martha Wainwright, The Magnetic Fields), ‘Dark Eyed Messenger’ is a masterful work of unwavering focus and beauty.
Scheduled for an October 27th release, you can whet your whistle for the album’s full eleven tracks, by checking out its glorious opener ‘The Wish’ below. You can also nip over to our online shop and pre-order the CD or Deluxe Gatefold Vinyl (!) HERE.
The striking cover art comes courtesy of Galway-based visual artist Louise Manifold.
RM Hubbert has made it through to the Scottish Album of the Year Award (SAY 2017) Shortlist with his latest LP Telling The Trees. This is the third time Hubby has made the Shortlist since the award started in 2011; in fact winning the award with 2012’s Thirteen Lost & Found long playing masterpiece. Could he become the first artist to win the award for a second time?
You won’t have to wait long as the final ceremony takes place in the elegant Paisley Town Hall on Wednesday 28th of June. The ten Shortlisted albums were announced on the 15th of June as part of a special BBC Radio Scotland Quay Session in conjunction with 6Music and featured live performances by Lau, our very own Arab Strap and The Charlatans.
If you don’t already have Telling The Trees on then get yourself along to the Chemikal shop as we are doing special deals on the vinyl & CD.
See the full Shortlist below and best of luck to everyone on the 28th of June!
C Duncan – The Midnight Sun
Ela Orleans – Circles Of Upper And Lower Hell
Honeyblood – Babes Never Die
Konx-om-Pax – Caramel
Meursault – I Will Kill Again
Mogwai – Atomic
Pictish Trail – Future Echoes
Rachel Newton – Here’s My Heart Come Take It
RM Hubbert – Telling The Trees
Sacred Paws – Strike A Match