Really excited to finally be able to share the video for the latest Field Harmonics single, ‘Girls’, shot by Chris Keenan and directed by Angela Slater. The video was shot entirely in Birmingham, UK over two days in April 2015.
You can purchase the single digitally here :
There will be news of a very limited tape edition by the end of the week…have a great Bank Holiday everyone.
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.
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’ 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
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.
*ships on 16/04/14
Finally, we have a short album teaser video : enjoy!
Originally released as a limited 10” vinyl on French label Monopsone as the Fragments EP, this collection saw epic45 stripping away the layers of processed sound and instrumentation that characterised their last album ‘Weathering’, revealing the bare bones of their sound. Sparse, resonant drum loops frame a bed of warm synths, chiming electric guitar and clear vocals, making these four tracks the most direct the duo have sounded yet.
In addition to the three original songs, the EP includes an inventive cover of the Tears For Fears song ‘Ideas As Opiates’ from their album The Hurting. Musically, throughout there are echoes of Talk Talk, The Montgolfier Bros, Depeche Mode, The Durutti Column and Robert Wyatt. This new version now features two new tracks: a beautiful remix by the electro minimalists ISAN and a collaborative re-working of the track ‘Monument’ featuring Ian Crause of the legendary and influential ‘post-rock’ band, Disco Inferno.
Limited Edition 6 track CD EP in jewel case packaging will be released and shipped on Monday 3rd February 2014.
The digital version will be released on the same day via our Bandcamp page and the usual online retailers.
Limited to 500 copies worldwide.
*Pre-orders will ship on 03/02/14
We are also launching the EP along with a visually stunning video for the lead track by Ben Lankester, who previously produced amazing videos for epic45 songs ‘Summers First Breath‘ and ‘Ghosts on Tape‘. A massive thank you to everyone involved in this shoot, the end result was beyond what we could have imagined.
Director: Ben Lankester
DP: Matt Shaw
Focus Puller/1st AC: Mike Linforth
Steadicam: Doug Walshe
2nd AC: Henry Keep
Dancer: Rosie Terry
Costume Designer: Silja Manninen
Editor: Ben Lankester
Grade: James Tillett
As an extra thank you from Wayside and Woodland, we are offering a 10% discount on all releases in our online shop** until Xmas.
Simply use the code XMAS13 at the checkout for redeem the discount.
(**excluding epic45 – Monument ep)
Have a fantastic Xmas and New Year from all the team here at W&W, and thanks for all the support in 2013….much more to come next year!
As promised, here is the excellent one take video for the first single, ‘Yr Sioe Afanc’, from the latest E.L. Heath album, ‘Tŷ’.
The single can be purchased from our Bandcamp store, along with exclusive b-side, ‘Bwyta y Haul’.
Eric Loveland Heath
Directed, Filmed and Edited by: Arron Fowler
Concept by: Eric Loveland Heath
Produced by: R & A Collaborations
Hair and Make-up by: Victoria Clinton & Helen Foot
Additional clothing and props provided by: The Creative Studio & Helen Foot Design.
Pre-order and collectors set links will be posted on Monday 7th October.
Tŷ will be released on Monday 28th October on CD and Download via W&W.
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 : email@example.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.
To celebrate the launch of the first video from the forthcoming Field Harmonics album, we are running an exclusive competition via Facebook. Please go to the Field Harmonics facebook page for more details to be in with a chance of winning a signed tape copy of the album (inc download code) which will also contain an exclusive one-off bonus track – not available anywhere else. This will close at 12pm GMT on Friday 28th June and a winner will be selected at random. Please share this particular link to be in with a chance of winning…good luck folks!!! Hope you enjoy the video.