Here’s the penultimate Anthologies video from the Deer Shed Festival 2012, Grant K Fennell. This young man has a terrific voice and an excellent ear for simple but beautiful melodies, which I think this video proves. Please share, this chap deserves to be heard by a much wider audience.
Cameras - Tom Airey/Sean Gledhill
Edit - Sean Gledhill
What better way to spend a day off than at a brewery? Teaming up with Revolutions Brewery, Sam Airey has created a dry stout called ‘The Blackout’. It’s currently available on cask in a few places, but will also be available in bottles very soon. The boozy release will coincide with a couple of new downloads from Sam too, more details will come when the bottling process is complete! I’m currently putting together a short video/hopumentary of the day and some pics, I’m hearing some good reviews of the 4.5% creation already…
The second Anthologies Deer Shed session comes from London based ‘dream folk’ group Pale Seas. They braved the festival campsite to perform for us, have a watch/share!
Camera - Tom Airey
Edit - Sean Gledhill
Last week I took some promo photos for Sam Airey, which will help promote his 2nd EP. The release, called ‘A Marker and a Map’, is out on the 26th of March. Sam’s music has been played on Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music and BBC Radio Wales, with Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Bethan Elfyn and Adam Walton all supporting him along the way. He has also recorded a session at Maida Vale studios, and featured on Channel 4’s Freshly Squeezed. This photo was taken in Otley, on a slightly cloudy/rainy day. The end result was some very muddy shoes.
Another Anthologies session to look at here - this time it’s the turn of She Makes War, filmed in the home of the folk behind ‘A Negative Narrative’, a top website everyone should browse. The video includes a photo slideshow of a trip to the zoo in the 80s. Obviously.
Filmed by Sean Gledhill and myself, edit by Sean Gledhill.
Yesterday I went to Holy Trinity Church in Leeds to see Joseph & David’s EP launch. It was very busy, and the band (playing as an 8 piece) sounded really great. The EP itself, ‘Rise Up the Sun’ is brilliant, well worth five pounds. You can hear standout track (for me) ‘Falling Wood’ here.
Here’s some black and white pics I took of the gig.
Here is a video of Sam Airey I filmed as part of the Anthologies Christmas video series. It’s all to raise money for the fantastic Leeds charity Simon on the Streets, who recently featured on channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire. If you enjoy this (or any of the other vids up on the site), please give what you can. It automatically puts you in the running for some ace prizes too, including Jumbo Records vouchers and tickets to Deer Shed 2012. Donate!
After the Lone Wolf session, me and Sean Anthologies went up to St Michael’s Church in Headingley to film Joseph & David. I can’t recommend these chaps enough, their new EP is quite brilliant. It’s released on the 19th on Hide & Seek Records, but if you see them on their current tour you can get it before then.