EYRETON HALL LAUNCH PLEDGEME ALBUM FUNDRAISER
Auckland based duo, Eyreton Hall are set to launch their first Pledgeme campaign for their highly anticipated second album - ’Spaces’ on the 1st June.
Keegan says the new album is still classic folk/pop in nature but feels it has the potential for more global appeal. The songs are catchy and simple but reveal added layers of depth on subsequent listenings.
So why ‘Spaces?’. The album name comes from the title track - one of the first songs written and is dedicated to a good friend who the band farewelled in October of 2015.
“That particular song is about the curious process that occurs when it’s a final goodbye” - interjects Randle. “The way you find them in the most unusual of places - long after they are no longer with you”.
The title of album also refers to the spaces that are found when you experience new loves, spaces you never knew you had to fill, and also refers directly to the music. The sparseness of the lyrics and less complex harmony are by design, but the usual trade mark languid melodies are still there.
“We’ve been really lucky to work with Ben King as both recording engineer and co producer, and that has helped to create a really cohesive sound”.
This album has a different flavour due to the songs being played live from the conception to the completion of the arranging process, the band avery familiar with the material when the tracks were recorded.
Eyreton Hall are joined by Sam Taylor (Nadia Reid), Mark Hughes (Bic Runga, Time Finn, Dave Dobbin) and Tim Randle (Stormporter).
Addiction, anxiety, panic attacks, depression may not seem like your usual super powers but Randle says they are a normal part of life for many musicians and once properly channeled can be the impetus for creativity. She says in her case, it is after the episode of grief or disintegration that she finds the writing process the most cathartic.
"Song writing takes you away from the everydayness of life, allowing me to be really be honest with my thoughts in a way I never could with words alone”. But it’s not all sorrow, she says. “It’s easy to write a sad song - there is so much to lament and languish over - it’s being present for the those blissful moments that takes patience and being really in tune with what’s going on around you - and I’m pleased to say there are quite a few happy songs on this album”.
Andrew and Toni would love you to be a part of their Pledge campaign to ensure that their album can be finished this year. If you would like pre order a copy of the album or contribute to their campaign in any way please follow the below links.