Edinburgh Popfest
November 23, 2018 - Been a while, hasn’t it?

Er, yeah.  Sorry about that.  Sometimes, life doesn’t just give you lemons, it gives you mouldy lemons with all shit on.  Anyhoo.  Fuck ‘em.  We’re back with lemonade.  Loads of stuff to tell you about.  The first is a the debut release by a new member of the SBR family, Mr Simon Waldram.  Simon’s been active around Nottingham for a fair while now and, well, here’s a bit of info about him from the press release – including a wee quote from the almighty Kevin Hewick!  If that’s not a recommendation, I don’t know what is!

 
Simon Waldram is an East Midlands songwriter and musician whose numerous releases on various labels over the past 10 years straddle manys genres including psych-folk, indie pop, hardcore punk, ambient and experimental music.

Life’s Forgotten Dream is out November on 24th and features Derby singer-songwriter Emzae on additional vocals. It had its first radio playing on BBC Introducing in the East Midlands on the 27th October. The single also features a remix of the track by Many Elephants.

Life’s Forgotten Dream is the first single from the album Into the Blue, which will be released by Small Bear Records in January 2019. As well as a digital release Into the Blue will also be available as a limited edition CD featuring a bonus track, an extra mini-CD featuring a joint live gig with Emzae and a fanzine.

Simon Waldram can evoke the most calmest acoustic pastoralism this side of Roger Water’s ‘Grantchester Meadows’ yet he has an experimental edge and radical punk ethos that makes him more than just a man and a guitar even when he is ‘just’ a man and a guitar. Prolific, and with an impressive amount of music already released in his name, Waldram is a fascinating and unique figure on the alternative music scene.” – Kevin Hewick

The single’s a beautiful; slice of woozy, pastoral psychedelia.  We love it, and hope you will, too.

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