The most spectacular, wonderful queen of the pyschedlic forest animals MARY EPWORTH and full band playing live in our little store?….we are so humbled. Certainly not one to miss, with Mary releasing her brand new 7” SNOW QUEEN the next day, (available in store on the day exclusively before anyone else, we’ll have you know…)
Mary will also be playing a live session for the boy lard MARC RILEY for BBC 6 music on Tuesday 28th January, and will use this performance to prepare….how excitable, so tune in for a double dose of beauty.
The performance will begin at 4pm sharp, with doors openning at approx 3:50pm..we will close the shop at 3:30 to prepare.
Pies and Records will of course be for sale as per norm, including Mary’s incredible album ‘Dream Life’, so if you haven’t picked it up yet – now may be a good chance to get a signed copy:)
We advise rocking up a bit earlier than usual, as this should be a big one – but in saying that, we have more room now! Come and check the new space at an exclusive in store performance, it’s magic… Entry will be on a first come, first let in basis.
lot’s more interesting facts about our Mary below…see you there!
‘SNOW QUEEN’ b/w ‘ICE AND SNOW’
27TH JANUARY 2014 on Hand Of Glory Records
7” white vinyl limited to 250 copies
A harpsichord strewn, lush invocation of the coldest part of the year, featuring covers of two pop psych classics.
This single is full of crystalline harmonies and icy magic. ‘Snow Queen’ isinspired by The Byzantine Empire’s version of the Goffin / King song. ‘Ice And Snow’ is originally by reclusive psych legend Maitreya Kali (Craig Smith).
Praise for debut album ‘Dream Life’
‘A work of bracing originality… Immaculately sung and graced throughout with intelligent, song-serving arrangements and inspired production touches.’ ««««« RECORD COLLECTOR
‘Spell-binding and beautiful… Simply wonderful.’ 9/10 CLASH
‘The album has the transporting quality of a good novel.’ «««« THE TIMES
‘The record is a warm, yearning musical love letter.’ MOJO
‘Psych pop splendour… Experimentalism, melody and narrative co-existing in appealing balance.’ Q
‘As mesmerising as it is unnerving.’ THE GUARDIAN
‘Dream Life is a powerfully evocative album… Epworth’s mesmerising songs embody the timelessness of a fabled shanty, albeit one played through a folk-gaze fuzzbox.’ THE INDEPENDENT
‘East Anglian songstress Mary Epworth has emerged as a fascinating presence. At first her path seemed to lead through the British folk underground but her sound has subsequently become layered with elements of electronic and eclecticism.’ MOJO
‘Successfully merges folksy surrealism with a slightly demented pop heart’ BBC 6 MUSIC – ALBUM OF THE DAY
‘Mary Epworth makes glorious, enchanted folk pop… Her new album is as varied a nosegay as you could wish for.’ STUART MACONIE, RADIO TIMES
‘Music that genuinely evokes the powerful life, danger and myth residing in the British countryside’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Gutsy, sad and powerful’ GUARDIAN
‘It’s an amazing sound that drags you in without mercy. I’ve never heard anything like this. More, please!’ TERRASCOPE
Video for ‘Black Doe’
Video for ‘Long Gone’
Video for ‘September’