A re-release of epic45’s ‘may your heart be the map’ will be available for the first time on vinyl in June 2017 to mark it’s 10th Anniversary.
epic45 will also be playing live at London’s Union Chapel on 10th June see here for more info
‘may your heart be the map’ stands out as a marked departure from a more edgy-experimental-ambient sound, as witnessed on ‘Drakelow’ (2006) and ‘England Fallen Over’ (2005), and sees epic45 concentrate on something more bucolic and innocent, as described by Jude Rogers in 2007 for Word Magazine “Their ghostly, fingerpicked guitars, sampled found sounds, memories of shoegazery and dusty electronica conjured up old British films – and gave the Black Country it’s very own Boards of Canada”.
This anniversary reissue is presented as a deluxe heavy-weight gate-fold edition, with printed inner sleeves featuring new artwork and mini-essays by long-time supporters; journalist Rob Fitzpatrick (formerly Word Magazine) and cult American Novelist Scott Heim (We Disappear, In Awe and Mysterious Skin, the latter being adapted to screen by Gregg Araki), whom both share personal insights for their love of ‘may your heart be the map’.
Happy Halloween! By complete coincidence we’re premiering this video from My Autumn Empire. Made by the much talented Callum Scott-Dyson – Check it out! Only one week till the release of ‘Dreams of Death and Other Favourites’
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.