Conquering Animal Sound + Debutant with support from Wounded Knee
Gerry Loves Records is a brand new label based in Edinburgh, releasing vinyl singles by their favourite up and coming artists, all of whom will hopefully move on to bigger and better things. Their first release is a split single from Conquering Animal Sound and Debutant released 5th April 2010.
Find out more and pre-order the single at Gerry Loves Records
To launch the label and the single, we're having a little party.
About the bands:
Debutant is one man, a guitar and a voice. Although he writes and sings songs, he's certainly not a singer-songwriter in the traditional sense.
Think dreamy pop songs augmented by textured atmospheric soundscapes. Or something like that.
Having plied his trade in bands, Phillip began writing songs and compositions that didn't suit the style of the bands he was in.
So he purchased a loop pedal and figured he'd do it all himself. He played his first set in April 2008 and has since played with
artists such as Glissando, Meursault, Immanu El, Ballboy, Over the Wall, Copy Haho, David Grubbs, Viking Moses, The Pictish Trail, Vessels, Found,
The Xcerts and Hugh Cornwell. In January 2009, Debutant did a 2 week tour of Scotland, England and Ireland.
Debutant loops and layers guitars, creating shimmering atmospheres over which he adds delicate, breathless and dreamy vocals.
The songs are deceptively simple yet affecting. Having relocated to Edinburgh in 2009, 2010 will see Debutant release a full-length album (probably self-released),
with a tour to promote the album in the autumn.
"Debutant's music ignores genres altogether, sounding something like what would happen if Mark Kozelek and Kevin Shields had an afternoon,
a spare room and a multitude of ideas. Definitely worth checking out live" - isthismusic?
"This is beautiful; four basic home-made lo-fi bedroom recordings delicate, basic, fractured, dreamy, creamy and very simple.
Uncluttered and turning the lo-fi option and the basic equipment on to a warm positive vibrant less is so much more piece of beauty.
Four dreamy textured lo-fi pieces/songs" - Organ Magazine: Demo of the Week
"Nostalgic sounds of comfort echo in the best track on this EP of demos, 'Solitude': stunning. The smooth composition drains all
worries away, landscapes and the sky become your comforting friends. Yes the guy possesses the voice to do that, comfort you." - Crumbs in the Butter
Conquering Animal Sound
Conquering Animal Sound is made up of Anneke Kampman and James Scott. A musical project in it's infancy but one that is filled
with much promise and potential. Already making great waves within the musical community of Edinburgh their live show is something
of awe-inspiring greatness, creating loops, beats and samples out of anything and everything with Anneke's sumptuous vocals
carrying the sounds to what seems like a new world. A debut album is in the works - set to be released via Gizeh Records/Mini50
later in the year. Big things are predicted for the band in 2010.
"Meticulously built up vocal, laptop and electric guitar loops that evolve into spookily charming minimalist incantations." - The List
"Kampman's gorgeous intone floats telepathically into the tapestry of guitar and loops created by Scott. Recalling the minimalistic
dalliances of Scandinavian progressives Mm, CAS are quite unlike anything you'll hear in Scotland today" - The Scotsman
"A self-professed 'future primitive diviner, Edinburgh's Wounded Knee - aka electronic sorcerer and oral diabolist Drew Wright - has created and excavated myriad legacies for his first major full-length release. For every reference to our traditional heritage, there's a visionary curveball that propels Wright into unchartered territory. It's as enticing as it is formidable, it's well worth repeated listens, and it's a significant addition to the contemporary Scottish music canon." - The List
""Drew Wright's looping feral chant has ears pinned and eyelids peeled. Cross-fading between Deep South creoles and shamanic scats, Wright's ability to elicit boom from the merest slither of tongue is incomprehensible to those of us who use our predominant mouth muscle to chatter and smooch" - Billy Hamilton, Spins and Needles
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