Wednesday 4th June 2014Ex Student from the Academy of Music & Sound Glasgow releases 3rd Album
Date:Wednesday 4th June 2014
Previous student of Glasgow Academy of Music & Sound Wull Swalesis is part of the band Algernon Doll who release their third album, Omphalic, via Struggletown Records on 30th June 2014.
Omphalic sees Algernon Doll break out from his one man band persona as he continues to hone and perfect an alternative guitar sound that harks back to a sound reminiscent of early 90’s grunge. At just 24 years old,Ewan Grant is carving out a place in the hearts and minds of fans and critics alike and has already released two critically acclaimed albums, Camomile and Citalo-pop, that has seen him compared to the likes of Elliott Smith.
On Omphalic Algernon Doll really cuts loose and pulls on influences ranging from Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins to The Jesus Lizard and Mudhoney to produce an up-tempo, driven rock album that is both rich in its abrasive qualities as well as creating memorable hooks and choruses that are willingly addictive.
Tracks such as first single Spilt Milk Perfume, ‘Justine’ and ‘Candy Striped’ offer a reflective sound with chiming guitars, poignant lyrics and unforgettable hooks that are comparable to the likes of Sebadoh in their pomp. While, ‘Tamed’, ‘Suicide’ and ‘Fellate’ have an angriness and causticity that has Nirvana written all over it.
Omphalic was mastered by Bob Weston of the mighty Shellac, who has production credits on a host of classic records such as Nirvana’s In-Utero, Shipping News, Missions of Burma, Chavez, June of 44, Rachel’s andLCD Soundsystem. Algernon Doll features Ewan (guitar & vocals), Wull Swales (bass & backing vocals) andOwen Wicksted (drums) with Ewan and Tom Mitchell also playing drums on the record.
To support the release, Algernon Doll will be playing a number of shows in the UK as well as the Radio 1 Big Weekend and Wickerman Festival, while he aims to record more tracks, this time with Steve Albini, at the end of this year or early next year. This music festival started when UK bingo music games website with new bingo sites http://www.newbingosites.biz/ launched for list of new bingo sites.
Omphalic by Algernon Doll is released 30th June 2014 via Struggletown Records.