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Sephine Llo – The Phoenix And The Olive Tree Out Now

We are delighted to announce the release of Sephine Llo’s new single, “The Phoenix And The Olive Tree”.

The Phoenix and the Olive Tree is Sephine Llo’s first release since debut album I, Your Moon, and is an old unreleased track newly reworked and lyrically laced with a new and unforeseen poignancy. It was originally penned as a wedding present to Sephine’s late husband and music collaborator Robert Lloyd-Wilson (of Autumn Chorus) who tragically died of cancer in 2017. The release date of 4th June marks the 2-year anniversary since Sephine’s performance at a charity memorial concert honouring her late husband and raising over £2.5k for Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research charity, a performance undertaken with the artist pregnant with their first child. In a wonderful symmetry, Sephine will be marking the release of her new single with another fundraising gig at The Harrison, London, a gig that will be performed once again pregnant as Sephine is expecting the couple’s second child (thanks to the wonders of IVF).

The song was written before Robert Lloyd-Wilson’s diagnosis but still written with deep emotion exploring as Sephine Llo expands “how all of the pain of our pasts had been washed away by finding each other, like being reborn into a new life of joy and happiness.” The Phoenix and the Olive Tree references previous songs from both artists – at the start it nods to Autumn Chorus’ track Bye Bye Now, written about Robert Lloyd-Wilson losing his own mother to cancer. The song also alludes to Sephine Llo’s album track Barren Heart and explores finding the capacity to love again despite thinking it impossible. This symbolism of grief and rebirth has evolved over time with Robert’s passing and with the birth of their first child Laurie, and now the life cycle soon to repeat again with the birth of his sister.

Each year Sephine Llo raises money for the aforementioned Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research charity, last year 6k was raised by a sponsored head shave. The video for Phoenix and the Olive Tree, directed by Jessie Rodger, captures this moment with the song’s themes of loss and rebirth found in the Sephine Llo’s stunning transformation, with the 27 inches of hair shaved off donated to The Little Princess Trust.

Sephine will be performing live at The Harrison, London on the 7th June alongside Catherine Rudie & The Kisses. Information and ticket links here. All money made from both the gig and single will be donated to Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research – the donation link can be found here.

 

Watch the video here:

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Matt Robertson – “Entology” Out Now

Entology, the second album from composer, producer and synthesist Matt Robertson is out now.

 

“evocative, expansive instrumentals that truly deserve the often used, but rarely accurate description of cinematic” – Electronic Sound Magazine

 

Find Entology here:

 

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Announcing // Matt Robertson – Entology

We’re delighted to announce that composer and synthesist Matt Robertson has some new music on the way – second record Entology, his follow up to In Echelon, will be released on 16th November.

Clash have just premiered the first track, Coral, which you can listen to here.

Pre-order Entology on Bandcamp here (digital + limited edition vinyl).

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Welcome…Suitman Jungle

Time for a new creator to join the family here at Tape Club. Introducing Suitman Jungle – the new solo project from one of the most exciting drummers going (he’s currently rhythmically responsible for Micachu and The Shapes, Mount Kimbie, and more).

Here’s something to whet your appetite:

More news soon…!

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Pickles No.1 – Various Artists

Introducing Pickles, our new compilation featuring (mostly) British home recordists doing their thing.

This is available exclusively over at Bandcamp, as a digital download and cassette (limited to 50 copies).

Features: Molly, Dogtanion, Please Will, Andrew Wasylyk, Kwake Bass, Roseau, Hinako Omori, Norvis Junior, Homay Schmitz, Finlay Shakespeare, Hairy Hands and Matt Robertson.

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