The Little Unsaid - Atomise (24/05/19)
Artist: The Little Unsaid
Release Date: 24th May, 2019
Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter
Record Label: Reveal Records
The Little Unsaid release their new album "Atomise" on May 24th 2019 via Reveal Records. The twelve new songs by this London/Aarhus based alt-folk-leftfield rock band reflect upon an atmosphere of division and unrest that currently weigh our society down but John Elliott's lyrics seek to explore those little pools of light in the darkness; moments of real connection, meaning and magic amidst all the chaos.
Atomise was written through the late summer of 2018, Elliott shutting himself away from the outside world in a remote rural Pembrokeshire cottage. Demos were recorded solo in the same cottage on an old upright piano, and these were later taken to the band's North London studio where Tim Heymerdinger played drums, and John added further instrumentation with recording engineer Sonny Johns (Fatoumata Diawara, Portico Quartet) at the helm. Many of John's skeletal demos were maintained in the final recording sessions as their distinct solitary mood, complete with creaking piano keys and nearby birdsong had captured something very special.
The Little Unsaid violist Alison D'Souza assembled a string quartet in Stoke Newington's 16th century church to lay down the string parts on "Atomise" and the final mix was created in Oxford by composer and orchestrator Graeme Stewart, who's credits include film music with Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead). Praise for The Little Unsaid: 'Entrancing deeply atmospheric songwriting of a real rich quality, all held together by an intensity of approach, by a focus on the emotional weight music can carry' Clash Magazine 'The first thing you notice about these songs is their emotional honesty. Elliott writes about mental illness from the point of view of someone who has lived through it and come out the other side, someone who is acutely aware of how close he still is to his demons. But his songs are full of hope, full of the potential for a better future despite the continued proximity of depression.'
ALBUM OF THE MONTH - FRUK Folk Radio U.K. 'Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act' Bob Harris 'A brave and often brilliant collection' R2 Magazine (on Selected Works) Winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music Founded by Gilles Peterson, Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) and PRS Foundation The Little Unsaid spent large chunks of 2017 and 2018 travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that's been described as 'a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen'. Touring continues in earnest through the summer and autumn of 2019 in support of first single "Road" and the new album "Atomise". History:
The Little Unsaid began life in a tiny West Yorkshire town when a teenaged John Elliott rescued an old PC and microphone from the trash and began making records with them. Since then with long-time collaborators Tim Heymerdinger (drums), Alison D'Souza (strings and FX) and Mariya Brachkova (Moog bass and backing vocals) the band has toured the UK and Europe extensively, played major UK festivals including Glastonbury, garnered a dedicated following and released several independent albums, before signing with Reveal Records in 2018.
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