Seafieldroad: The Winter of 88

Seafieldroad - The Winter of 88. Artwork: Daniel Warren. Photo: Andrew Eaton-Lewis

Seafieldroad – The Winter of 88. Artwork: Daniel Warren. Photo: Andrew Eaton-Lewis

Seafieldroad: The Winter of 88
Cat No: BIPH12CD
Format: Limited Edition CD, Digital
Released: February 2015

  • 01. The Last House On Holland Island
  • 02. A Port In The Storm
  • 03. There Is No Authority That We Won’t Argue With
  • 04. Don’t Let The Winter Freeze Your Heart
  • 05. The World Is Just Noise
  • 06. This Road Won’t Build Itself
  • 07. Clean Pale Hands
  • 08. Findhorn
  • 09. Leave The Stadium
  • 10. The Winter Of 88
  • 11. Islands Of The North Atlantic.

From the press release:

A quietly majestic thing. As irresistible as a warm hearth on a snowy day, these songs do for Scotland’s east coast what the Blue Nile’s did for the city of Glasgow.’ – Scotland on Sunday

A genuinely poetic statement that looks out to physical seascapes and political landscapes and inwards to conflicting emotions.’ Sunday Herald

The Winter of 88 is a collection of multi-layered, lyrically complex piano songs by an artist who has been likened to ‘minimalist classical composers working on adventurous ballads for REM’ and compared by critics to John Cale, Mark Eitzel, Prefab Sprout, Virginia Astley and (most frequently) The Blue Nile.

Seafieldroad is Andrew Eaton-Lewis, singer with acclaimed band Swimmer One and a core creative on the award-winning, sell-out multi-disciplinary project Whatever Gets You Through The Night.

The physical release of The Winter of 88 is a limited edition of just 88 pre-ordered copies. The names of all the people who pre-ordered a CD feature in the climax of the album’s epic, seven minute title track.

Further information: biphonicrecords@gmail.com.

Seafieldroad album, live show and Christmas single

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The third Seafieldroad album, The Winter of 88, is almost finished and will be in iTunes and other digital retailers from February 2015.

The album will be launched with a rare Seafieldroad live show at the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Sunday 7 December. You can buy tickets here.

If you’re one of the 88 people who pre-ordered the limited edition physical release, your CD and handmade artwork will be available at the album launch – or, if you can’t make it to the gig, it’ll be posted to you the following day, arriving just in time for Christmas.

The Winter of 88 consists of 11 new songs written and performed by Andrew from Swimmer One, including the recent single This Road Won’t Build Itself. It is produced by Hamish from Swimmer One and features choral singing and arrangements by Laura and Andrew from Swimmer One, plus our friends Joanne Richardson and Martin Bainbridge. Listen out for the lovely baritone voice of Drew Wright (aka Wounded Knee), reading the 88 names, and some beautiful live trumpet playing by Andy Moore of NoFit State Circus.

The second single from the album, Don’t Let The Winter Freeze Your Heart, will be available to download from Monday 8 December – Seafieldroad’s first Christmas single.

Tracklist below:

The Last House On Holland Island
A Port In The Storm
There Is No Authority That We Won’t Argue With
Don’t Let The Winter Freeze Your Heart
The World Is Just Noise
This Road Won’t Build Itself
Clean Pale Hands
Findhorn
Leave The Stadium
The Winter Of 88
Islands Of The North Atlantic.

Whatever Gets You Through The Night at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Whatever Gets You Through The Night theatre show

The Whatever Gets You Through The Night theatre show

We’re thrilled to announce that Whatever Gets You Through The Night, the live show, will be at the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 20-25 August, as part of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. If you missed it during its sell-out run at the Arches in Glasgow last year, now’s your chance.

Swimmer One, Withered Hand, Rachel Sermanni, Emma Pollock, Bigg Taj and Wounded Knee will all perform live in the show, with other special guests tbc.

Tickets are now on sale here. Scroll down to find the performance date you want.

The show is a co-production between the Arches, Regular Music and Richard Jordan Productions. It’s being presented as part of this year’s Made in Scotland showcase.