My Autumn Empire // ‘The Visitation’ Released

Last week marked the release of the new album from My Autumn Empire, The Visitation. Available in CD and digital form, please follow the links below to purchase!

Thanks to those of you who already had it pre-ordered and thanks to those who are yet to purchase but intend to, your support is gratefully received.

If you’d like to book My Autumn Empire to play a show, please get in touch via info@myautumnempire.co.uk

Physical (UK & Europe) :

Wayside and Woodland

Norman Records

Amazon

Physical (Worldwide) :

Inpartmaint (Japan)

Darla (US)

Digital:

Bandcamp

Amazon

iTunes

Spotify

My Autumn Empire // Blue Coat single and video // Out Now

Blue Coat, the first single from the new My Autumn Empire album The Visitation is now available to purchase from the Wayside & Woodland Bandcamp page. For your money you get four beautiful remixes from Seamajesty, E L Heath, Charles Vaughan and Field Harmonics, each putting their own unique spin on the original song. As if that wasn’t enough, you also get a copy of the video for Blue Coat, directed by Benjamin Holton and Mark Cartwright.

It will also be available digitally from iTunes, Amazon etc. within the coming week.

The music video for the single premieres over on God Is In The TV today, alongside an interview with Benjamin.

My Autumn Empire // New Album // Pre-Order

Its with great excitement that we can finally reveal details of the forthcoming My Autumn Empire album, ‘The Visitation’, which is the latest solo album from Ben Holton of epic45.

The Visitation - Cover

‘The Visitation’ takes its name from an early 80’s Doctor Who story in which an alien crash lands on Earth and was part of the inspiration for the album, but Holton expands on the concept with humour and draws a comparison to real life events that affected him at the time.

“It’s also homage to the 70s/80s sci-fi I was watching at the time with all the stagey acting, strange atmospheres and Radiophonic synthesizer sounds that come with them, sounds that have definitely had an impact on the music. Also to the outlandish concepts that drove a lot of the ELO albums I was listening to, in particular the 1981 album ‘Time’ about a man who gets stranded in the future and attempts to have a love affair with a robot.”

However, with tracks such as ‘Andrew’, ‘Where’s Everybody Gone?’ and ‘It’s Around’ the focus shifts to how we can alienate ourselves from social interaction and engagement in the outside world by immersing ourselves in media and fantasy.

“Musically, ‘The Visitation’ hits such diverse reference points as ELO, 10cc, Sparklehorse and The Wedding Present. I also think there’s an influence of some of the American ‘indie’ music I enjoyed in the latter half of the 90s, things like Grandaddy, Pavement and Sparklehorse.”

1. When You Crash Landed
2. Blue Coat
3. Where Has Everybody Gone?
4. Summer Sound
5. Afternoon Transmission
6. It’s Around
7. Andrew
8. The People I Love
9. The Visitation
10. All In My Head

We are now taking pre-orders for both the standard CD edition (which comes in a card gatefold sleeve with fold out lyric sheet) as well as the collectors set, which includes :

– The Visitation CD.
– Bonus Disc (Re-interpretations of songs from all 3 MAE albums.)
– Original Artwork Print (Signed by Ben Holton.)
– Download code (Out Takes & Demo Versions.)
– ‘The Visitation’ Download Code.
– Wayside and Woodland Postcard.

PRE-ORDER* STANDARD CD FOR £8

PRE-ORDER* COLLECTORS SET FOR £15

*ships on 16/04/14

Finally, we have a short album teaser video : enjoy!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5dQSZ4gxtg]

Field Harmonics Support… Visage!

We’re thrilled to announce that Field Harmonics will appear as support act to new romantic heroes Visage at their forthcoming Birmingham date. The gig is to be held at the Institute on Thursday 19th September and forms part of Visage’s short UK tour.

Still featuring the legendary Steve Strange on vocals, as any 80s pop aficionado will tell you Visage are best known for the classic synthpop single Fade To Grey and the band enjoyed a string of Top 20 hits in the early part of the decade. Touring in support of new album Hearts And Knives, Visage got in touch with Field Harmonics’ Rob Glover and invited him to join the line-up at the Institute as a special guest (he said Yes!). FH are due onstage at 7.30pm.

Tickets for what is shaping up to be an unmissable synthpop event are available here.

Field Harmonics // ‘Everyone’ Video, Single and Competition #2

We are delighted to finally post the latest video from Field Harmonics, for the single ‘Everyone’. This was a great video to work with close friends on, massive thanks to all involved.

You can also download the single via our Bandcamp page, and is bundled together with a remix by E.L. Heath and a reworking by My Autumn Empire of the album track, Voice.

To celebrate we are running a competition to win a signed copy of the FH album, Walls. To be in the a chance of winning simply answer the following question :

“In how many different shots does the mysterious shadowy figure appear?”

Send your answers by email to : info@waysideandwoodland.com with the subject heading of ‘FH Comp’.

Winner will be announced via the Facebook page on Monday 29th July.

Congratulations to Paul Jorden!

Please watch, share and enjoy.

W&W // New Shop Now Online

We’re very pleased to announce that the dedicated Wayside & Woodland Recordings online shop is now open. It’s the place to buy W&W CD and vinyl releases, including epic45, My Autumn Empire, Field Harmonics, EL Heath and more.

The list of items now for sale features epic45 vinyl rereleases and the Fragments #3 10″ EP rarity, the brand new Field Harmonics album Walls, My Autumn Empire’s The Village Compass and MAEII bundled together at a bargain price, plus a host of other W&W goodies.

The shop is set up via the popular Limited Run service, which is being used by an increasingly large number of indie labels and artists to sell their work direct to fans. You can pay with confidence and convenience by credit card or Paypal, with shipping available anywhere in the world. Just click the link below to browse and buy.

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Wayside & Woodland Recordings online shop

Field Harmonics Collectors Sets and New W&W Online Shop Launched //

You can now pre-order the limited edition ‘Walls’ collectors set from our new online W&W store.

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The set includes :

– CD
– Cassette tape
– Download code
– Download code of Happenstance single (inc remixes)
– W&W t-shirt *colours will vary dependent on size*
– W&W sticker, badge and postcard
– Field Harmonics sticker

Click here to buy – only 20 available. Sets will ship on 1st July.

We will be adding more W&W and epic45 releases to the W&W shop over the coming months, so do keep checking back. We will also be running special offers and bundle deals.

All current items in the shop can be found here.