It wasn’t the fish, it was never the fish, never mind that now, we got some earfood, none of it fishy,all of it wholesome, none of them had thorns .
Fiona Brice has something rather new and something rather special, we’ll let Simon Raymonde from Bella Union tell you (I’m sure the words he won’t mind the words he posted on social media being shared here)
“It is with great pleasure that i bring you this gorgeous piece of music from Fiona Brice.
Fiona and I go back a long long way, and she has been such a feature in my favourite music of the past 10 years or so, that it was almost inevitable i would fall so deeply in love with her own compositions. I understand the difficulties inherent in being someone who enjoys working with others, you can easily forget yourself! It is lucky for us all, that we now have the opportunity to hear the music Fiona has been making quietly on her own. Her debut album ‘Postcards From’ will be released 3rd June and features 10 beautiful arrangements named after the places in which they were conceived. I’ve long held the belief that she is one of, if not the finest arrangers in the UK and now i am delighted to bring you this first taste of what i am sure will be the first of many solo works from Fiona Brice.
There’s more about Fiona and her forthcoming album to be found here. “Few CVs are as illustrious as that of Fiona Brice. It spans orchestral arrangements for artists such as John Grant, Anna Calvi, Midlake, Placebo, Vashti Bunyan and Jarvis Cocker, scores for concert performances by Roy Harper and Gemma Ray, and violin performances for the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Katherine Jenkins, Gorillaz and Robbie Williams. Now, there’s a new name to add to this incredible list; Brice herself, with a stunning solo debut, Postcards From, ten instrumental pieces as rich and cinematic as its ingredients are minimal; just violin, cello and piano, and a restlessly inventive imagination”.
Meanwhile a million miles away from refined beauty of Fiona Brice, the refined beauty of Anthrax, the long-standing English anarcho punk Anthrax rather than the U.S thrash metal band that is, have a new single, an orange one, a split one, two new Anthrax tracks and a delightful frantic tune from Hagar The Womb on the other side of the orange vinyl. You can find out more, including how to get your hands on a vinyl version in a good looking gatefold cover, via their Bandcamp page. All out now on Grow Your Own Records
Do rather like this owlish piece of street art from the ever owlish Dscreet, his recent Lemmy tribute…
More tomorrow…. maybe…