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Blair Jollands announces latest album ‘Half Life’!

Posted Wed, 04 Feb 2015

"...big soul stuff..." - Uncut


For fans of: John Frusciante, Nick Cave, Ryan Adams

Blair Jollands returns with third album, Half Life, due for release 20th April 2015 via Glowb Records.

The video for album track 'Stars Will Descend' premiered on Gigwise, and you can watch it now on Blair's YouTube channel.


Half Life is inspired by Blair’s travels across the world, drawing upon his various cultural inspirations. The album takes you on an epic journey, with opener ‘Carve It Up’ offering the audience a bright and fresh introduction to Blair’s sound, with strong hooks and warmth exuding the essence of Summer. Slower songs such as title track ‘Half Life’ and ‘Shelter’ allow Blair’s vocals, which bear comparison to Muse’s Matt Bellamy, to take centre stage, further enhanced by the strong harmonies provided by his backing vocalists. Journeying through Half Life, Blair takes us on a road packed with highs and lows - an invigorating emotional workout.

Blair previously collaborated with Boy George and The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael to release two critically acclaimed albums, Hotel and Violent Love, under his alter ego El Hula. They were described as “epic and elegant” and “big soul stuff” by Uncut and “Classy” by Tim Jonze at NME.

Blair is also an accomplished composer for film, producing several sound tracks that have collected Emmy nominations and accolades, including Pride, Wild Bill, Bleak House, A Touch of Cloth and the award winning Shackleton. Having been compared to artists such as Nick Cave, Scott Walker, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright, Blair has found his own true voice with this new album which has been some time in the making.

Half Life is due for release on 20th April 2015 via Glowb Records.

If you'd like more information on Blair Jollands or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Introducing… Blair Jollands!

Posted Tue, 20 May 2014


"...big soul stuff..." - Uncut



For fans of: John Frusciante, Nick Cave, Ryan Adams


Blair Jollands returns with free track ‘My Way Home’ taken from his third, yet to be named album, due for release this Summer via glowb Records. The album is inspired by his travels across the world, drawing upon various cultural inspirations as he pushes onward from his previous two critically acclaimed albums Hotel and Violent Love, released via Boy George’s label, More Protein. They were
described as "epic and elegant" and "big soul stuff" by Uncut and "Classy" by Tim Jonze at NME.

The video for 'My Way Home' premiered on Gigwise, but you can watch it on Blair's YouTube channel.



You can stream and download the track for free from Blair's BandCamp page.



'My Way Home' is an honest and humbling track with haunting melodies of far away memories. 'Carve it Up', the first track to be released to radio, is a far more orthodox affair – with a familiar feel, yet still bright and fresh with strong hooks and warmth, it embraces the essence of Summer and sun, just in time for the Festival season.

Jollands is also an accomplished composer for film, producing several sound tracks that have collected Emmy nominations and accolades, including Pride, Wild Bill, Bleak House, A Touch of Cloth and the award winning Shackleton (to name but a few). Having been compared to artists such as Nick Cave, Scott Walker, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright, Blair has found his own true voice with this new album which has been some time in the making.

Blair has already wowed audiences at The Great Escape, and if you missed him you can catch his next show at The Camden Crawl, Saturday 21st June.

'My Way Home' is available as a free download now via Blair’s BandCamp page, with single Carve It Up due for release on 30th June 2014.

If you'd like more information on Blair Jollands or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.