New Yorkers get excited! Monocle will bring it to stage on May 25th at Union Hall to launch their stunning sophomore album Transpacific Sound Paradise . And if that wasn't enough, label mate and chamber pop composer extraodinaire Liam Singer is in support playing tracks from his soon to be released slice of genius Arc Iris . This is not to be missed folks, so if you're in or near New York then please check out the details and grab yourself a ticktet here . You can stream the [...]
Check out this fabulous Q&A with Liam Singer over at the excellent Fingertips . Singer's stunning new full length Arc Iris lands on 11th July with the first single from the album ' Stranger I Know ' available now for free download (and stream below). Liam Singer - 'Stranger I Know'
Liam Singer 's stunning new single ' Stranger I Know ' continues to receive glowing reviews. Any why wouldn't it? The man is a bona-fide musical genius in this authors book. Check out this beautifully written review at Misfit City, this sweet little love note over at BluesBunny and if you missed our last missive, this delicious slice of writing over at Fingertips Music . 'Stranger I Know' is the first track lifted from Liam Singer's forthcoming album Arc Iris , out July 11th 2013. The track is currently available for [...]
"What a wonderful mind for composition Liam Singer has. Four albums into his career, he’s coming up with ever-more-detailed songs which only fit the pop label due to their presentation and singability. In all other respects, he’s a classical songwriter, building a song from cellar to roof, all parts in parallel: a detailed patterner with each idea serving the larger one. A very small number of songwriters take the trouble to think like this. Brian Wilson and Prince, obviously. Jeff Lynne, Sufjan Stephens and Stephen Merritt, perhaps. Tim Smith , definitely – the interplay of vocal parts [...]
"A damn sight cleverer than its diffident twee pop presentation would suggest, “Stranger I know” makes for a fine introduction to the introspective melancholia of Liam Singer. The song has the simplest of sequenced melodies and yet Mr Singer manages to layer on enough heart and soul to make an admirably intelligent sonic confection." - BluesBunny
Liam Singer's brand new single 'Stranger I Know' continues to turn ears. This time it's scooped a beautiful little review from Melbourne's Beat Magazine who once again pour love over Liam's stunning music. "Queens-based chamber pop artist Liam Singer delivers another deliriously beautiful adventure in song composition, filled with angelic choirs, tripping xylophone, thudding double bass and solemn notes of cello. This tune, for fans of Patrick Watson, Sufjan Stevens and Patrick Wolf is taken from Singer’s forthcoming sophomore album, Arc Iris." - Beat Magazine Grab [...]
"Queens-based chamber pop artist Liam Singer delivers another deliriously beautiful adventure in song composition, filled with angelic choirs, tripping xylophone, thudding double bass and solemn notes of cello. This tune, for fans of Patrick Watson, Sufjan Stevens and Patrick Wolf is taken from Singer’s forthcoming sophomore album, Arc Iris ." - Beat Magazine
eine neues album auf hometapes records gilt es einzuläuten, denn es ist noch ein wenig zeit für "dark clock", das am 28. mai veröffentlicht werden wird, zur überbrückung, klar, gibt es kost (und logie): all tiny creatures : all tiny creatures - quickest cut by hometapes ein ebenso spannendes label, nämlich file under: music , bietet auch im april neues auf, dann erscheint am 23.04. nämlich "mary magdalene", [...]
Check out this wonderful review of Liam Singer 's new single ' Stranger I Know ' over at the always excellent Fingertips Music (a must read in our book). Here's a taste: "Here’s a guy who can begin with a keyboard refrain all but Bachian in its playful convolution (in what appears to be 6/4 time no less), find a melody to sing on top of the refrain, add a chorus too severely syncopated ever to sing along with, float woodwinds and angelic backing vocals through the artfully conceived soundscape, use a cello [...]
"Gifted and accessible, Liam Singer is the kind of musician for whom Fingertips exists. We are assaulted by endless sound, we are inundated by generic, laptop-fueled creations, we have abandoned meaning for virality and melody for sensation, and yet even here, in this crazed inferno, exist some (hat tip to old friend Italo Calvino) who are not inferno. I try to find these folks every week or so, to give them space and help them endure, and Liam Singer pretty much epitomizes the mission. Here’s a guy who can begin with a keyboard refrain all but Bachian in [...]
Der er efterhånden langt mellem snapsene...men i en ikke så fjern fortid var mp3'er noget, som var mere reglen end undtagelsen at finde i promo-mails. Men i dag må vi alt hyppigere "nøjes" med links, som sender os rundt i alle verdenshjørner (fra iTunes over SoundCloud til Spotify ). Men fra tid til anden sker det da, at der dukker en freebie op og i enkelte sjældne tilfælde rent faktisk een, som det er værd at lytte lidt til. Brugte lidt tid på at trawle mailboksen igennem tidligere i dag og fandt til min egen [...]
Hidden Shoal Recordings is proud to announced the release of the new single ‘ Stranger I Know ’ by Queens-based chamber-pop experimentalist Liam Singer , taken from his forthcoming fourth album Arc Iris . The track is available now to stream and as a free download . ‘Stranger I Know’ first tip-toes tentatively along your spine, before climbing into your chest and delicately massaging your heart with ghostly choral voices and chiming, resonant melodies. It exhibits all the hallmarks of Liam Singer’s swooningly beautiful musical universe, while demonstrating how a pop song can [...]
Triangulating Nature , volume 7 in our free sampler album series, released to coincide with our sixth birthday celebrations, has just received a lovely review on the German music blog Der Digitale Flaneur . It's in German, obviously, so to save you the hassle of feeding it through a translator, a pick of the phrases used in the review would be "addiction guaranteed" and "an enchanting kaleidoscope of sounds and styles". What are you waiting for?!
Head over to the HSR blog to read a wonderful track by track breakdown of Liam Singer's 2010 masterpiece Dislocatia (by the man himself!). If that wasn't enough we're also giving away copies of the Dislocatia CD for two lucky folks. Read and win here !
Here's another glowing review for Liam Singer 's new single 'Words Make The Master' . The ever wonderful Nils Hay has written the track up over at his great blog ReviewedMusic . Check it out here and download the track here .
Check out another glowing review for Liam Singer in Mebourne's Beat Magazine. His latest single, 'Words Make The Master' was reviewed in last week's edition and followed loving reviews of his previous two singles. The track is available now for free download from the Hidden Shoal store .
We're pleased to announce that a range of Hidden Shoal CD releases are now available for online purchase by Australian customers directly through the Hidden Shoal store . Even better all CD purchases include an immediate MP3 download of the release and shipping is free! Currently available titles include CD's by Umpire, Wes Willenbring, Slow Dancing Society, Markus Mehr, Liam Singer, Iretsu, Sankt Otten, Salli Lunn, My Majestic Star, Mukaizake, Jumpel, City of Satellites, Boxharp, Apricot Rail and Antonymes with more added soon. Be quick as we're getting very near sold out status for a number of [...]
Last October, Liam Singer performed at the first O+ Festival , a health and arts festival held in Kingston, New York, wherein artists barter their contributions directly for medical, dental, and other wellness services from art-loving health care providers. A book and compilation album has just been released, which features Liam's glorious single 'The Brief Encounter', track 2 on his latest opus Dislocatia . Visit the O+ Book and Compilation site to stream the compilation and purchase a copy. And, of course, if you don't own [...]
Liam Singer , our enigmatic chamber-pop composer, is still turning heads with another great review on Underground of Happiness last week . If you haven’t already, you can pick up a copy of his debut release Dislocatia at our lovely little store here . Liam Singer – Winter Weeds Liam Singer – Winter Weeds
Excerpt: "Sublime cut from last year's great Dislocatia album. A rushing, tacked piano opens like silent film accompaniment, then a ghost story with a spectral female backing vocal (Wendy Allen of labelmates Boxharp) carries the plot, finishing with a flourish of violins, riding above a children's choir coda. One of many compelling mini-symphonies on Singer's current, classy album." The Underground of Happiness