"...a finely honed, carefully
contoured piece of acoustic pop..."
"...graceful and undeniably compelling."
- Folk Radio UK
"…it’s a soul-soothing soundscape..."
- M Magazine
Dream-folk quartet Circumnavigate's captivating debut album When Worlds Collide is out now and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify. Physical copies are also available via the band's Official Merch Store.
To celebrate the release, the band have shared album opener Dreamer, which you can stream now on Circumnavigate's Soundcloud page.
Singles Secret and Another 20 Seconds are available to stream now and you can also watch the video for Secret via the link below.
The album is a collection of honest songs about finding connections, love and community with people from different backgrounds, cultures and countries. Each track on the album is filled with cinematic soundscapes akin to the likes on Sigur Rós and The Cinematic Orchestra, combined with flawless four-part harmonies throughout. Lead single Secret is a stunningly intimate folk song with lead singer Sigrid Zeiner-Gundersen’s celestial vocal carrying the song effortlessly alongside the band’s atmospheric musicianship. Warm strings sections, trumpet lines and mesmerising harmonies are blended majestically throughout the album to create something both graceful and undeniably compelling.
Sigrid (vocals/production) met Carl Frederik Kontny (piano/guitar/vocals) at school in Sandvika, Norway, where they would perform covers in school talent competitions. Sigrid later moved to London to study music and met Ross Craib (percussion/vocals) and Charlie Fowler (bass/vocals) through mutual friends. Between them, Circumnavigate have collectively played for some of London's most respected artists including Foxes, Adam Lambert, Sigala, Romans, Gabrielle Aplin, Maverick Sabre and Crystal Fighters to name but a few. They have also been supported by the likes of Music Week, Disorder Magazine and BBC Introducing Devon, as well as being involved in numerous Hollywood productions for the purposes of music to film.
Catch Circumnavigate live at The Sebright Arms, London on 18th December 2017 - Tickets
When Worlds Collides is out now and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify. Physical copies are also available via the band's Official Merch Store.
"...a blissful return, with the beautiful
sonics matching lyrical
introspection..." - Clash
“...stick this on on a car journey with the windows down and you'll be in heaven!” - It's All Indie
Ambient pop outfit Dream Estate return with the re-release of their single You, taken from their debut EP The Love We Shared, out now and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.
The video premiered on Clash and is now available to stream on Dream Estate's YouTube channel.
Alternatively, you can stream the audio for You on Dream Estate's Soundcloud page.
Lead singer William Tse explains “the theme behind the song is insecure love. Its about not being able to judge a situation which could end with a happy ending, or an endless spiral of heartbreak and dependancy.” The single is filled with soaring electronic beats, subtle guitar sounds and ethereal harmonies akin to the likes of Bon Iver and The Japanese House.
The band was originally founded by William in 2015, but later was joined by Dan Hvorostovsky (bass, backing vocals), Dan Noble (lead guitar, backings vocals), and Joe Dawson (drums) in 2017. Since then, the band have been working alongside producer Sam Winfield (Fickle Friends, Pixel Fix, Amber Run, Motherhood), have packed out a headline show at the Lending Room in Leeds, as well performing at Live At Leeds' Ones To Watch.
You is out now and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.
"... powerful, brooding songwriting..."
"... a storming band, phenomenal energy, great songwriting..."
- Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
"... blends anthemic guitars with rich lyrics and folk elements..."
- The Skinny
Following their full-length debut Wake, Scottish collective Dante are back with a brand new album. I Wear Your Weight With Mine is out on 9th March 2018 via Stitch Records.
Taken from the album, new single Song premiered on The Skinny and you can listen to it now via the band's Soundcloud page.
You can also watch the brand new video for Song via the band's YouTube channel now.
I Wear Your Weight With Mine, the band's sophomore LP, was produced/mixed by Frightened Rabbit’s Andy Monaghan, and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana’s Nevermind). Inspired by the relationships we build over the course of our lives, I Wear Your Weight With Mine is a sophisticated and lyrically rich collection, primarily focused on what the band feel is important in life as we grow older. Of the album, founder Seán McLaughlin explains:
“It is a hugely positive album… How positive it is to have strong ties to other people, but how much of a responsibility this can feel at times. It’s about connection, when disconnection seems like an easier option.”
From the delicate musicality, folk-tinged melodies, and traditional storytelling charm of album opener ‘Beachcomber’, to the gritty, angst-driven edge of ‘Detachment Souvenir’, it’s a collection steeped in refreshing honesty and musical maturity. As shades of gentle romanticism appear in the twinkling, uplifting melodies and luscious harmonies on the likes of ‘Rose’ and ‘Alarm’, one cannot help but be reminded of The National’s later work, whilst elsewhere there’s strong elements of more traditional folk music. As the album closes with the lullaby-like heartfelt emotion of ‘Wolves’, it’s clear that Dante have succeeded in creating a collection filled with a charm and subtle anthemic power, that’ll resonate with anyone who’s faced some of life’s challenges.
Having worked with Idlewild's Rod Jones, Seán McLaughlin shows a care and attention to songwriting on I Wear Your Weight With Mine. Already seeing support from the likes of Clash, Artrocker Magazine, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and BBC Radio Scotland, the band look set to continue this success with their latest stirring, folk-influenced fusion with a contemporary edge. With artwork courtesy of Tracy Maurice (Arcade Fire's Funeral and Neon Bible), and an accompanying collection of short stories written by Stephen Thom being released alongside the album.
I Wear Your Weight With Mine is out on 9th March 2018 via Stitch Records.