Kick The Moon
Recorded direct to 2-inch tape in two days, "Kick The Moon" takes Luke Thomas away from the lush pop of debut EP "Flying Information" and down a heavier, guitar-based road. “A lot of these songs are fairly upbeat,” he says, “and it's good fun having a bunch of tunes you can shake your ass to!” It’s still a typically eclectic affair, however; punchy, dynamic tracks ‘Mind Division’, ‘California Felt’ and first single ‘Hurricane Stan’ are interspersed with the jangle of ‘People Are Wrong’ and ‘Sailin’ Alone’, the dreamy, otherworldly ‘Geometry Drippings’ and beautiful, introspective ballad ‘Conversations’. “It's too easy to chop and change parts on a computer and I got tired of that process,” says Thomas. “I wanted to get back to when I first started making records and do all the tracks live without any editing. When I initially came to Fraser (Montgomery) and Nick (Edin) at the Aviary with the idea, I think they thought I was a bit crazy and two days would be spreading it a bit thin, but we did it, and it was a very fun and rewarding process in itself.” Recording to tape also gives the songs a warmer sound compared to something going in and out of a computer. “You get that classic sound like a lot of those old records you love. There hasn't been much around in the last 10 or so years that has that quality and warmth and I think you can recognise it when you hear it.”
The six atmospheric and reflective songs on debut EP "Flying Information" were recorded and produced without bells, whistles or studio trickery. While largely a solo venture, "Flying Information" drew on contributions from bandmates and friends including Mal Pinkerton (The Ronson Hangup), Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett) and vocalists Elly-may Barnes and Kate Martin.
Central Rain: What A Day
'A song about "trying to pay the rent", written by an old friend back in the 90's, just somehow had to see the light of day. Recorded in one take with a couple of overdubs it remains as rough as it sounds! Anyhow, what fun it was to record such a great song written by such a dear friend. I hope we've done it justice, Cheers Gary." Luke Thomas
Debut album from Luke's previous band Deserters. "Sublime songwriting coupled with articulate, mature musicianship... "Pale Morning" is a straight-up, organically produced album set to enamour devotees of classic pop and rock." (Popboomerang)
Limited stock available!