Paul Smith & The Intimations – Contradictions (Released 21st August)

£18.99 – LP

 

• Billingham Records are proud to announce ‘Contradictions’, the brand new record by dynamic pop auteur Paul Smith.

• The album shows a more vulnerable side to the Maxïmo Park ringleader, drawing inspiration from across the miles combining North Easterly charm with the grit of Brooklyn’s NYC coast and shows that no matter where you’re heading or where you’ve been, life itself can be a bit of a paradox.

• Contradictions took four years to write and record, having begun life on the road at the point Paul assembled his ‘Intimations’, Andrew Hodson (drums) from electronic duo Warm Digits and Claire Adams (bass), to help tour his personal debut ‘Margins’.

• With a hectic work and creative schedule taking over, a result of numerous artistic ideas held under his fedora, Paul transferred his attention to recording ‘Frozen By Sight’, the recent chamber pop collaboration with Field Music’s Peter Brewis and Maxïmo Park’s latest album ‘Too Much Information’. ‘Contradictions’ took the back seat for a while but was never far from Paul’s thoughts.

“ A f t e r t h e ‘M a r gin s’ t o u r I c o n tin u e d writing new material and adding to some of The Intimations’ m u sic al id e a s , ” he recalls. “ Wit h all t h e o t h e r t hin g s I w a sworking on, it took longer than expected, but the strength of the songs spurred me on. The recent music I’ve made is quite stark but this record was an antidote to that: direct and upbeat in its own dreamy way.”

Click and Collect

“Although there is no legal obligation to purchase this record, we hope and trust that you have made a commitment to collect and pay for this item in our shop. We have constructed this method of pre ordering to help provide a better service for you the loyal customer. It also helps us in buying the correct amount of records to stock, and by doing this we hope to pass on some great offers and incentives. If there are any delays, changes to price etc we will notify you by email and update you accordingly.

“By requesting our click & collect service you also agree to be added to our new release mailing list, meaning that from time to time you will receive emails notifying you of new or special vinyl releases before any one else. You can always opt out of these emails at a later date should you wish.

“Thanks for your support, and enjoy the music! - P&V”

Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 3.15MB