Friday, 6 August 2010

StringerBessant - Debut Album 'Yard' Out on Xtra Mile Recordings

StringerBessant’s debut album ‘Yard’ is available through Xtra Mile Recordings. ‘Yard’, which was produced by Bruno Ellingham (KT Tunstall, Merz, Delphic) sees both Gary and Jack sharing and swapping vocal and guitar parts on several tracks to sublime effect. Taking their rich, yet subtle, earthy vocals and folk-rooted acoustic guitars and re-arranging them; then planting them in a fertile classic songwriter's imagination, StringerBessant's symbiosis is complete.

STRINGERBESSANT July 2010 by Rich Bull

As members of nineties Brit-rock band Reef, both men have dealt with both sides of being in a successful band, so the stripped down, genuinely soulful and melancholy musical partnership is a perfect vehicle for these contrasting personal, blues-indebted songs. Free from swagger or rock bombast, the performances breathe life into these gentle yet dynamic songs.

Harmonica and lithe lead lines huddle together upon swaying rhythms while Gary and Jack’s tremulous and expressive vocals swim across the top. Harking back to a bygone era where sheer electric melodies swarmed across simple rhythmic accompaniment – when the song mattered; and evoking an ambience was achieved with emotive words and singing rather than lashings of reverb and endless harmonies – StringerBessant have crafted something great, a world away from anything the two men have previously done.

See them live in October:
1st ORANGE BOX YEOVIL £7adv 0870 264 3333
2nd JOINERS SOUTHAMPTON £7adv 023 8022 5612
13th COX'S YARD STRATFORD-UPON-AVON £7adv/£10door 01789404600
15th HAYMAKERS CAMBRIDGE £8adv 01223 511511
16th THE WINCHESTER BOURNEMOUTH £5adv 01202555455 (10.30-5pm)
22nd THE ENTERPRISE LONDON £10 020 7485 2659
23rd FORUM TUNBRIDGE WELLS £7 Adv 08712 777101
27th STEREO YORK £8adv/£10door 01904 612237
29th ROOK LANE ARTS FROME, SOMERSET £7adv 01373 455420

For more information please contact - 020 7792 9400

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