We have carefully curated a compilation of unheard and unreleased material featuring label favourites; epic45, My Autumn Empire, Field Harmonics, EL Heath and Component#4 and joining the label for a release or two in the coming year; The Arm (a midlands noise trio active in the early 00s), Oliver Cherer (Dollboy), They Go Boom!! (90s indie-popsters) and Mark Van Hoen (Seefeel founder member & Locust).
All artists on featured on this compilation created the music from the comfort of their own homes, with as much emphasis on experimentation as there is on having the ‘right’ equipment; making do with what is in front of them and crafting unique sounds. It’s about carving beauty from limitation and experience, then sonically painting scenes from memory with hopefully resonating results.
‘A Wayside and Woodland Compilation: Bedrooms, Fields & Houses’ will be available for free with purchases of new releases.
It’s time we get up to speed with Oliver Cherer, whose next release ‘The Myth Of Violet Meek’ will be out on W&W late September.
Hopefully you would have heard of Cherer before, if not by his actual name then by his band Dollboy, or maybe even the 90s big beat outfit Cooler of which he was a member. He plays live; a continuous tourer with more monikers and projects than the number of leaves on a tree and most recently performed songs from this new album at Leigh Folk Festival alongside many other folkish greats.
Here’s a taster of something new… An excerpt from ‘Unspoken’
This will be his second release assuming his own name, and for fans of the Second Language label; congrats, you got to hear the first, but we are chuffed he wants to release this second blinding album with us.
The Myth of Violet Meek, is a beautiful and darkly witted album. Sparked by memories of teenage life in the old haunting grounds The Forest of Dean (where Cherer lived during his teens). We are invited into young Violet’s world and taken on a journey of ‘sex, death and chauvinism’, which is as much a reflection on society today despite the setting of this album feeling somewhat gorgeously anachronistic.