23 January 2010

Simon Tong's latest project

Former Verve guitarist returns with Erland And The Carnival.

Erland is Erland Cooper, guitarist, singer and former resident of remote Orkney. The Carnival are guitarist Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good, The Bad, The Queen) and drummer David Nock (Paul McCartney’s The Fireman).

Together, they make a pastoral, psychedelic sound described by Tong as “Pentangle meets Ennio Morricone meets Love meets 13th Floor Elevators meets Joe Meek.” In other words it’s folk-tinged, psyched up, fuzzed-out music.

Their self-titled debut album was recorded at Studio 13 (owned by Tong’s The Good, The Bad, The Queen band mate Damon Albarn), overdubbed in Simon’s attic and Erland’s shed and mixed at the garden studio owned by renowned producer Youth. Keys/harmonium player Andy Bruce, vocalist Georgia Sands and bassist Danny Wheeler also appear.

Debut single below:

More information can be found at their MySpace and Facebook pages. Download an MP3 of "My Name is Carnival" here (right click + save link as).

Source: The Line of Best Fit