Fri April 19, 2024

STILL CORNERS

On Friday 8th March 2024, Still Corners will release their sixth album, "Dream Talk". Beautifully arranged, elegant and wistful, Dream Talks is a set of ten carefully crafted classic songs. From the autumnal opener "Today is the Day" to the hot summer night finale of "Turquoise Moon", Still Corners have created a sound that is focused, stylish and seductive.

Tessa Murray says, "The genesis for a lot of these songs came from dreams. Every night I would write down the dreams I could remember. While recording I would pull out my book of dreams and sing over various looped phrases Greg had been working on, the repetitive nature of the looping and singing almost felt like going into a trance. A lot of the songs came from that process, it was fun and what I thought were sort of ramblings ended up surprising us with their various meanings and imagery."

The album was written in various places, the south of France, East Sussex, UK and Woodstock, New York. Murray continues, "The songs came together quickly and being able to write from anywhere kept up our momentum".

Produced by Greg Hughes at the band's studio in Woodstock, New York, Greg says "We experimented with various things like different mics, amps and effects before committing to anything. Everything was mixed analog through our new SSL console, there's a gleam to the sound"

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More about Still Corners

With influences that span the spacey experiments of Vangelis, the expansive, cinematic sounds of Ennio Morricone, and glamorous '80s synth pop, Still Corners is the project of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray. The group formed shortly after Hughes, an American expatriate, met Murray by chance at a London train stop in 2009.

In 2010 Still Corners released singles Don't Fall in Love/Wish on 7-inch through British psychedelia label the Great Pop Supplement with an accompanying video for Wish directed by Lucy Dyson. Selling all 700 copies in a single day saw Sub Pop take due notice and quickly sign the group. Their first full length Creatures of an Hour was released by Sub Popin 2011. By the time of their second record in 2013, Still Corners had shifted focus from '60s influences in favour of a slicker, more '80s-sound inspired byRoxy Music's Avalon. Another Sub Pop release, Strange Pleasures includes the hit single Fireflies (Pitchfork, Best New Track) and sleeper hit, The Trip.

To record their third album, Murray and Hughes relocated from London to the English seaside. Moved by the water's intense dark colour, they named the set of songs Dead Blue. The album, which featured the Brian Wilson-inspired single Lost Boys was released on Still Corners' very own Wrecking Light Records in September 2016 and was highest-rated dream pop album on The Line of Best Fit in 2016.

Still Corners return in 2018 with a new album, Slow Air. Evoking the atmospheric sounds Still Corners are known for, Slow Air continues the band's journey with a lush, ethereal album inspired by the heat of America's west.

"We wanted to hear beautiful guitar and drums and an otherworldliness, something almost indefinable along with a classic song writing vibe. We're always trying to get the sound we hear inside of ourselves, so we moved fast to avoid our brains getting in the way too much. The name Slow Air evokes the feel of the album to me, steady, eerie and beautiful." Tessa Murray

Black Lagoon, the lead single/video has the band on a journey from the desert to the ocean in search of a lost eden. Filmed over a month in Texas, Arizona and California and shot on a small handheld cinema camera, the band travels across America in a white mustang convertible searching and reaching into the unknown.

Slow Air will be released on Wrecking Light Records on 17th August and the band will be touring in North America and Europe this autumn.

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Greg Hughes, the driving force behind Still Corners, is not one to rest on his laurels. Despite the critical plaudits hurled at the band's 2010 Creatures of an Hour debut longplayer ("indulgently seductive" opined NME; "an astounding debut" purred Drowned in Sound), Hughes is blessed with the kind of inexorable ardour for refreshing and sharpening his muse that is common to all connoisseur sculptors of apparently effortless, instantly elegant pop music. "I'll never be satisfied with any of it, I need to keep trying new things", he concedes of his ever-burgeoning musical project. "Still Corners is The Enterprise, for me.". Now they're set to follow it up with their 3rd LP titled "Dead Blue" - arriving on September 16. The male/female American/British duo of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray have announced the release via the band's own labell, Wrecking Light Records.
On Friday 8th March 2024, Still Corners will release their sixth album, "Dream Talk". Beautifully arranged, elegant and wistful, Dream Talks is a set of ten carefully crafted classic songs. From the autumnal opener "Today is the Day" to the hot summer night finale of "Turquoise Moon", Still Corners have created a sound that is focused, stylish and seductive.

Tessa Murray says, "The genesis for a lot of these songs came from dreams. Every night I would write down the dreams I could remember. While recording I would pull out my book of dreams and sing over various looped phrases Greg had been working on, the repetitive nature of the looping and singing almost felt like going into a trance. A lot of the songs came from that process, it was fun and what I thought were sort of ramblings ended up surprising us with their various meanings and imagery."

The album was written in various places, the south of France, East Sussex, UK and Woodstock, New York. Murray continues, "The songs came together quickly and being able to write from anywhere kept up our momentum".

Produced by Greg Hughes at the band's studio in Woodstock, New York, Greg says "We experimented with various things like different mics, amps and effects before committing to anything. Everything was mixed analog through our new SSL console, there's a gleam to the sound"

~~~~~~~~

More about Still Corners

With influences that span the spacey experiments of Vangelis, the expansive, cinematic sounds of Ennio Morricone, and glamorous '80s synth pop, Still Corners is the project of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray. The group formed shortly after Hughes, an American expatriate, met Murray by chance at a London train stop in 2009.

In 2010 Still Corners released singles Don't Fall in Love/Wish on 7-inch through British psychedelia label the Great Pop Supplement with an accompanying video for Wish directed by Lucy Dyson. Selling all 700 copies in a single day saw Sub Pop take due notice and quickly sign the group. Their first full length Creatures of an Hour was released by Sub Popin 2011. By the time of their second record in 2013, Still Corners had shifted focus from '60s influences in favour of a slicker, more '80s-sound inspired byRoxy Music's Avalon. Another Sub Pop release, Strange Pleasures includes the hit single Fireflies (Pitchfork, Best New Track) and sleeper hit, The Trip.

To record their third album, Murray and Hughes relocated from London to the English seaside. Moved by the water's intense dark colour, they named the set of songs Dead Blue. The album, which featured the Brian Wilson-inspired single Lost Boys was released on Still Corners' very own Wrecking Light Records in September 2016 and was highest-rated dream pop album on The Line of Best Fit in 2016.

Still Corners return in 2018 with a new album, Slow Air. Evoking the atmospheric sounds Still Corners are known for, Slow Air continues the band's journey with a lush, ethereal album inspired by the heat of America's west.

"We wanted to hear beautiful guitar and drums and an otherworldliness, something almost indefinable along with a classic song writing vibe. We're always trying to get the sound we hear inside of ourselves, so we moved fast to avoid our brains getting in the way too much. The name Slow Air evokes the feel of the album to me, steady, eerie and beautiful." Tessa Murray

Black Lagoon, the lead single/video has the band on a journey from the desert to the ocean in search of a lost eden. Filmed over a month in Texas, Arizona and California and shot on a small handheld cinema camera, the band travels across America in a white mustang convertible searching and reaching into the unknown.

Slow Air will be released on Wrecking Light Records on 17th August and the band will be touring in North America and Europe this autumn.

~~~~~~~~

Greg Hughes, the driving force behind Still Corners, is not one to rest on his laurels. Despite the critical plaudits hurled at the band's 2010 Creatures of an Hour debut longplayer ("indulgently seductive" opined NME; "an astounding debut" purred Drowned in Sound), Hughes is blessed with the kind of inexorable ardour for refreshing and sharpening his muse that is common to all connoisseur sculptors of apparently effortless, instantly elegant pop music. "I'll never be satisfied with any of it, I need to keep trying new things", he concedes of his ever-burgeoning musical project. "Still Corners is The Enterprise, for me.". Now they're set to follow it up with their 3rd LP titled "Dead Blue" - arriving on September 16. The male/female American/British duo of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray have announced the release via the band's own labell, Wrecking Light Records.
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