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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.

Whatever Gets You Through The Night – film on tour (UPDATED)

Whatever Gets You Through The Night GFF poster - film screening and live music at Glasgow Film Festival

Whatever Gets You Through The Night GFF poster – film screening and live music at Glasgow Film Festival

Daniel Warren’s film, Whatever Gets You Through The Night, is now touring to seven venues across Scotland in February 2013. Here are the dates…

15 February – The Arches, Glasgow
Part of the Glasgow Film Festival, with live sets by Swimmer One, Rachel Sermanni and Wounded Knee & Bigg Taj. BOOK TICKETS

22 February – Woodend Barn, Banchory
Live sets by Withered Hand and Bigg Taj. BOOK TICKETS

26 February – MacPhail Centre, Ullapool – Book tickets at http://www.macphailcentre.co.uk/

26 February – Heart of Hawick, Hawick. With intro and Q&A by Andrew from Swimmer One. BOOK TICKETS

1 March – Mull Theatre
Live sets by Emma Pollock and Wounded Knee. BOOK TICKETS

2 March – Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy. Live sets by Emma Pollock and Wounded Knee. For tickets, visit http://www.onfife.com/venues/adam-smith-theatre/overview

10 March – Dundee Contemporary Arts, includes Q&A with director Daniel Warren. For tickets, visit http://www.dca.org.uk/

Daniel’s film is part of a much bigger, multimedia project featuring dozens of Scottish musicians and writers, which was put together by Cora Bissett, David Greig and Swimmer One, and produced by The Arches in Glasgow. The live show premiered at the Arches in June 2012, the film premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe two months later, and the album/book was released in November 2012.

We’re hoping to revive the live show soon. Watch this space, or for more regular updates follow the project’s Facebook page

WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT / FILM TRAILER from danielwarren.tv on Vimeo.

Whatever Gets You Through The Night – theatre show update and photo gallery

Ruth Mills in the Whatever Gets You Through The Night theatre show. Photo: Stephanie Gibson

Ruth Mills in the Whatever Gets You Through The Night theatre show. Photo: Stephanie Gibson

A huge thank you to everyone who came to see Whatever Gets You Through The Night, the big, sprawling live show we made last month with our friend Cora Bissett, playwright David Greig, The Arches in Glasgow, and lots of other talented people. We had a lot of fun doing it, got to work with some of our favourite musicians, and at one point Swimmer One became Ricky Ross’s backing band, which was great.

The show was very well received. It sold out completely before its opening night, and got four star reviews in The Guardian, The List, The Scotsman and The Herald, as well as widespread media coverage, including a cover feature in The Skinny.

If you missed the live show, you can still experience Whatever Gets You Through The Night in other forms. Our long-term collaborator Daniel Warren has made a film which will be premiered at Summerhall in Edinburgh on 23 August, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. You can buy tickets for the screening now. There will be some live music on the night too. After that we plan to take the film on tour – watch this space for updates.

Whatever Gets You Through The Night also exists as an album, which you can stream or download . There are brand new songs by Withered Hand, Ricky Ross, Emma Pollock, Eugene Kelly, Rachel Sermanni, Swimmer One, Seafieldroad and Laura’s band the Teadance Orchestra. The album is accompanied by a beautiful book featuring all the lyrics from the songs in the show, new writing by David Greig, Kieran Hurley, Alan Bissett, Kirstin Innes and Stef Smith among others, and photos from rehearsals, recording sessions and from Daniel’s film.

Thanks to Creative Scotland for financing the project. Cora is currently in talks with various people in the hope that we can put the live show on again, in the UK or elsewhere.