A song-writer that gently caresses the eardrums, with a timelessly, moorish, alluring ambience … London based Archie Faulks kicks off the new decade with his new ‘Longing In London’ EP (released on Feb 14th via Cartoon Records). It was recorded with (Eliot James Two Door Cinema Club, Noah And the Whale) at Eastcote Studios.
Archie Faulks ‘Longing In London’ – track list
1. What For
3. Foreign Kiss
4. Goodbye The City
Opening with current single ‘What For’ (the video for which features a guest appearance from Isaac Gracie), as the title might suggest ‘Longing in London’ deals with the range of feelings and mental anguished caused by the end of a relationship.
While ‘Gold’ deals with the struggle to deal with a relationship actually being over, ‘Goodbye There City’ is about taking some time out and digesting what has happened (“My parents were renting a cottage timeshare in the countryside and I would go down there on my own to write music, stare at the stars and drink in an attempt to digest the whirlwind that the previous 9 months had been”), and ‘Foreign Kiss’ is the optimistic look forward (“This song is the moment where that feeling changes- the nervous and exciting time of meeting someone new but not knowing what to do about it”).
Archie explains “Although it is certainly not perfect, I have learnt to love these recordings. I will be heading up and down the country on tour at the end of this month and I truly cannot wait. As a musician when you’re not playing shows life can be confusing and to carve out some kind of solid identity in the mesh of bar and cafe jobs while attempting to write a new album continually questioning its validity can be difficult- on tour these things wash away. To play to people every night, regardless if it is just a few in a room, is both calming and releasing. Your purpose, or at least perceived purpose, in life is actualised and you are free once
27 Feb Leeds, Royal Park Cellars
28 Feb Glasgow, Glad Cafe
29 Feb Newcastle, Surf Cafe
2 Mar Birmingham Dead Wax
3 Mar London, The Islington
4 Mar Southampton, Joiners
12 Mar St Albans, The Horn
21 Mar Budapest, Garden Wonder
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