Starring the great Walter Henry Halls, father of Clean Cut Kid front man Mike Halls, the video for Heavy As is a window into one of the pair’s infamous ‘Beatles Day’ bonding sessions, in which they explore their home city of Liverpool, beautifully captured on Ultra 8 film by the loving eyes of Evelyn Halls.
Heavy As is the first single from Clean Cut Kid’s upcoming fourth album, Hiss, which will be released in 2022 on Team Love in the US and Canada, together with our friends at Alcopop Records in the wider world.
Please watch, listen, like, share, and follow. Tickets for November and December tour dates are on sale, and the new video is out now. Hiss is not to be missed. Thank you so much. XOTL
Philip Goth : Infinite Melancholy of The Ordinary man
If you need to buy only one LP on bandcamp this year, it should be this one. After 30 years reviewing music, we’ve only had such an encounter with a new and totally unknown artist 2 or 3 times.
Sun Burns Out
Read Benjamin Berton’s excellent interview with Philip Goth (the beloved artist also known as Josh Rawson) at Sun Burns Out. We agree that truth is stranger than fiction. Don’t sleep on the reality of Philip Goth.
It’s an intimate album that feels like a whisper on the skin.
Louder Than War
The second full-length album by Lorkin O’Reilly is out now
Almost three years since the singer-songwriter released his debut album Heaven Depends, Lorkin O’Reilly returns with treasure trove of powerful reflections.
Marriage Material examines themes of deep love, family ties, and broken vows. It was recorded mostly at home in Catskill, New York in 2020, and calls on Lorkin O’Reilly’s extended network of musical brethren for support, with appearances by Kenny Siegel (Old Soul Studios), Matthew Cullen (Ultraam), Sam Smith, Will Bryant, Lee Falco, Felix M-B, and Laura Quirke (Lemoncello). The songs amble with intent through the halls of memory; unafraid to lament, bear teeth, or poke fun as needed; as the artist tries honestly to see the future in consideration of his recent past. After emigrating to America at eighteen and marrying at a young age to later separating from his wife, then finally becoming a citizen; Marriage Material is a story told with quiet hope, recognizing that familial relationships are the building blocks of everything.
We are so proud to present this new album to you. Listen to Marriage Materialhowever you like to do that. Buy or stream it, add it to your playlists, please click those little hearts everywhere you see it and follow Lorkin O’Reilly. Thank you so much XOTL
Please meet Clean Cut Kid. Mike, Evelyn, Ross, and Gareth, are a lo-fi indie folk quartet from Liverpool. We are beyond thrilled to welcome them to the roster. Heavy As is a single from their fourth album, Hiss, which will be released in 2022, on Team Love in the US and Canada, together with our friends at Alcopop Records in the wider world. We would all be over the moon if you could give the new song a listen, and please like-share-follow-subscribe. UK tour dates go on sale soon, and there will be more news to come.