Monday, 2 May 2016

New Single: Bearpark - 'Distant Fields'

Single News! Distant Fields, the second single from Wilderness End, the debut album from Bearpark (new solo project by multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Hirst) will be released on 10 June on Albino Two Recordings.

A love letter to the country from the pen of a writer utterly in thrall to the city, it comes with an exclusive new remix by ‘brilliant but criminally ignored and notoriously unprolific cult London band’  The Unrecorded

See Nick playing a solo version here, shot lovingly in appropriately wintry light by Ryan.

Coincidentally, Distant Fields has also been chosen to feature on the latest 'Showcase Sessions' compilation released today by the excellent Fatea website/magazine/label. It's called 'Memory', it's volume 16 in the series, it features loads of other high quality stuff and it's free to download (until the end of July), from: .We recommend you do just that, and make sure you have time for a rummage around the rest of their site if you're not familiar with Fatea.

 Critical acclaim for Wilderness End: 

“…a rare delight. It has the same, lean-in-close beauty of Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago, but with a richer music palette. … this is an album to really cherish.” (THE CRACK) 

“... bending and blending genres, it is melodic, tunesome, even pretty … exquisitely recorded ... it’s an album of thoughtful musicality ... brimming full of Simon Gallup and Peter Hook style bass …” (FATEA)
"...a record that represents a journey of the heart and the mind ... should you ever need a reminder of the power of music to move and inspire, you’ll find it in 'Wilderness End'." (BESTNEWBANDS.COM)  

"There are beautiful moments on Wilderness End, demonstrated by standout track “Battle Hymn for the Republic”. A sprawling, atmospheric charge … it hints at a man quite capable of writing something none of us can even conceive." (DRUNKENWEREWOLF )

Wilderness End blends the pastoral, hymnal Americana of The Low Anthem, Bon Iver or Wilco with the distorted romanticism of Ed Harcourt and Sharon Van Etten. There are touches of colliery brass and the sad synthiness of Radiohead and John Grant, all held together by a deep love of words.

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