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Paper Birch Share New Single “Cemetery Moon” – Debut Album “morninghairwater” due July 30th via Reckless Yes

June 14, 2021

Paper Birch Share New Single ‘Cemetery Moon’

Debut Album morninghairwater due July 30th via Reckless Yes

Paper Birch is a collaborative experimental noise rock duo formed by Fergus Lawrie (Urusei Yatsura) and Dee Sada (NEUMES / An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump) in May 2020. United by mutual feelings of despair, fragility and hope, they passed ideas and sounds between London and Glasgow whilst the UK was in lockdown.

The resulting 9-track debut LP morninghairwater is set to be released on vinyl, CD and digital via independent label Reckless Yes on July 30th 2021

Written, recorded and produced during the first lockdown, morninghairwater is a collection of thoughts and sounds which represent the emotional space between clinging on to the old pre-pandemic world and hurtling into a strange, unknown, terrifying new world” says Sada. “It’s a testament to love, hope, beauty, fear, loss, sadness and isolation.” A melting pot of genres, morninghairwater twists and turns through moments of 60’s inspired indie-pop, fuzzed out angular shoegaze and glitchy electronic soundscapes with astonishing ease.  

The duo have now shared their new track “Cemetery Moon”, which you can hear streaming in full below:

Prepare for the hairs on your arm to be raised from the first vocal introduction to Paper Birch’s tantalizing new single “Cemetery Moon”.

This ambiance provides this carefully controlled combination of aggressive reverb-reinforced fuzz and piercing feedback, delicately placed and seemingly bubbling to the surface amongst the decadent guitar strings and the dreamy vocal notes. This immediate essence of melancholia emits from the harmonious vocal notes and general essence of this creation.

For 3 minutes 42, Paper Birch curates this crucial world that you need to experience, digest, and come to understand. Paper Birch has this mystical ability to produce these immersive creations that will leave the audience with a sense of clarity and comfort. The outfit gently directs the urgency of the ensemble whilst nurturing this vibe from their tone, a euphoric energy blissfully becomes the flawless attribute that commands the audiences’ attention. Combining this bold and direct instrumentation and adding the hypnotic layer of the vocal harmonies and intimate lyrical reach, allowing the warmth found in the tone to offer a familiar comfort to the audience. A modern-day contemporary touch on Mazzy Star whilst the outfit delves into a complex and expressive soundscape.

‘Cemetery Moon’ was inspired by Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in London, where Sada spent a lot of time during the first UK lockdown. “The song is a reflection of the poignant changing nature of a physical space when a relationship begins and ends,” she explains. “Surroundings become entities that create different moods, meaning and generate both familiar and unfamiliar feelings,” she continues, a sentiment that is reflected in the expert layering of sounds across the track.  

Written, recorded and produced during the first lockdown, morninghairwater is a collection of thoughts and sounds which represent the emotional space between clinging on to the old pre-pandemic world and hurtling into a strange, unknown, terrifying new world” says Sada. “It’s a testament to love, hope, beauty, fear, loss, sadness and isolation.” A melting pot of genres, morninghairwater twists and turns through moments of 60’s inspired indie-pop, fuzzed out angular shoegaze and glitchy electronic soundscapes with astonishing ease.  

The album also marks the beginnings of a collaborative relationship with renowned visual artist, Thomas James who has created thrilling films for Ghostpoet, Paloma Faith and most recently, The English National Ballet. Whilst morninghairwater may be a product of the universally challenging time in which it was recorded, the duo has already started work on their second album and Paper Birch looks set to be an enduring fixture of the UK experimental scene.   

1. Summer Daze
2. Love For The Things Yr Not
3. Elegy As We Mourn
4. I Don’t Know You
5. Hide
6. Cemetary Moon
7. Blue Heartbreak
8. Curse Us
9. Fallen

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