epic45 // BBC Radio 6 Music // Gideon Coe

If you go to the beeb site and check back through Gideon Coe’s last couple of shows you’ll hear a lovely mention about ‘May Your Heart be The Map’ as part of ‘Reissue Corner’ on 6 music also ‘The Stars In Spring’ got a play last night.

So big heartfelt thanks to Mr Coe!

Also of note are the July Skies plays, which you should all know are another band we love, seeing as Ben & Rob of epic45 play in the live line-up. So a great show all round.

‘May Your Heart Be The Map’ is still available to purcahse here and here

epic45 // May Your Heart Be The Map // Deluxe Vinyl Edition

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’.

You can pre-order the album via this link from 21st May. If you register interest you will receive a message when it goes live, the reissue is limited to 250 copies.

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.