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HORSEBEACH LP LAUNCH on Friday 1st August 2014
Ryan Kennedy has been making music ever
since he was a young teenager. Now in his
early 20's, his dreams and desires have finally
been distilled into this, his debut album.
Written over the space of a year, but recorded
in a fortnight, straight to tape, in Ryan's
central Manchester flat, 'Horsebeach' is a
gorgeous journey through Northern, jangly,
dreamy guitar pop. From as far back as The
Wake, through the now de rigeur C86, this is
bedroom introspection gone widescreen.
Gorgeous songs of love and longing, this music
has a lilting, drifting quality, sometimes
reminiscent of Felt, or of a meandering, jangletastic
Real Estate, of whom Ryan is clearly a
fan. Chiming guitars, brooding melodies,
thoughtful words. 'Horsebeach' is a very lovely
Elizabeth Preston has a special fondness for the tradition of slightly eccentric British singer/songrwiters (Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Bat for Lashes).
Elizabeth plays the cello & uses a loop pedal to layer different sounds and harmonies.
Singing her surreal songs looping the cello and percussion to augment her live sound.
Elizabeth recently supported Hauschka at the Anthony Burgess institute which is where we first heard her.
Read a review of her performance as detailed in The Skinny below.
Jason is one half of the team who run Manchester vinyl only record label Aficionado Recordings. An experienced Dj with an open mind Jasons sets veer from New Age ambience to relaxed house tempos taking in all reference points in-between in a definitive balearic style.
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