Alex Neilson of Trembling Bells shares new video for “Song For Dora” Solo album, Vermillion out 28th April

April 11, 2017

Alex Neilson of Trembling Bells
shares new video for “Song For Dora”
Solo album, Vermillion out 28th April

Alex Nielson of Trembling Bells has just shared a new video by Tom Chick for the track “Song For Dora” via Folk Radio UK.  The single is taken from his forthcoming solo album, Vermillion, recorded under the name, Alex Rex and will be released 28th April on Tin Angel Records.  

Alex explains, “”Song For Dora” is a skewed voodoo blues that combines Captain Beefheart style hoedown with Gregorian chant. It was written during a time of reading a lot of Ovid and taking a lot of MDMA.”

Friend and fellow musician, Alasdair Roberts says of Vermillion, “Solo, sure: the vision is highly personal, undiluted Neilson, although he’s called upon the huge musical talents of musicians Lavinia Blackwall, Mike Hastings and Rory Haye (and engineer Sam Smith at Green Door Studios) to bring it all to four-dimensional life. Vermillion is marked throughout by the distinctive Neilson wit, with which those who know the man will surely be familiar; he proves himself a daring lyricist throughout, walking a tightrope between the kaleidoscopic surrealism of Apollinaire and, closer to home, the visionary luminosity of Peter Redgrove. Musically, Vermillion displays a clear love of melody, skronky blats and classic song structure, along with a fearless willingness to toy with those forms and range freely across styles.”

Alex says that a reading of Ovid’s Metamorphoses informed much of the lyrical content in the album which is out 28th April on Tin Angel Records.

Watch the videos for the single, “Postcards From a Dream” and opening track “The Screaming Cathedral.”

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