November 17th sees the official UK release of ‘The Water Between Us’ via Brighton based label At The Helm Records. This, Oddfellow’s fourth full studio album, is available on CD now from all good record shops or digitally from online stores. First play comes from Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins and Bella Union boss) on his Amazing Radio show.
“Rich in detail and eccentricity, With scones, acid cream and plenty of love for whispering songs.”
Guided by the kind spirits of Robert Wyatt, David Sylvian and Mark Hollis, David Bramwell has written ten magnificent songs that quietly sail on wide oceanic melodies. A masterpiece.
Oddfellow’s are proud to be releasing their 4th studio album, The Water Between Us, this June, through the French label, Microcultures. Thanks to your support we raised nearly 3,000euros for its release. Albums, signed artwork and unreleased tracks will be on their way shortly.
After a quiet start to the year Oddfellow’s are back in the studio recording album number four, ‘the Water Between Us’, with producer Julian Tardo in Brighton’s Church Road Studio.
We’re also delighted to be invited to les tombees de la nuit in Rennes this July and will be performing songs from the Raven’s Empire in accompaniment to the Spanish horror film, La Cabina.
Oddfellow’s Casino’s Dr Bramwell is the cover star for this month’s ‘Antidote to Indifference’ magazine, along with an article he penned about Ghost Villages of England. Also featured are Brighton band Grasscut who produced the Raven’s Empire, former resident Bobby Gillespie and British Sea Power. All for £3. Available from Caught by the River Website.
Oddfellow’s are currently back in the studio working with Producer Julian Tardo on album no 4, The Water Between Us, due for release Spring 2013 together with a very special film project. More news to follow…
Oddfellow’s have just released their second single from the Raven’s Empire, a brooding mantra for the dead called We Will Be Here. The song has been specially mixed by Julian Tardo with a free remix on Soundcloud by Van Snook.
Oddfellows will be playing outdoors in Brighton for the Great Escape May 12th and again on Sunday June 3rd 12.30pm for the Meadowlands Festival in Glynde. The band will be performing as a 6-piece and showcasing tracks from their new album and a couple of old favourites from Winter Creatures.
Oddfellow’s new single, Winter in a Strange Town’ has been getting plenty of airplay this month from Lauren Laverne and Gideon Coe on BBC6. The video, filmed by Brighton’s Bowlegs, can be seen on our video page.
The marvellous Zoon Van Snook has done a fantastic remix of what is likely to be the next single, We Will Be Here, and can be heard on Soundcloud:
Celebrate Oddfellow’s new release with the album launch party at Brighton Ballroom, 8pm, Thursday 23rd Feb.
Support from Terry Bickers (House of Love), Pete Fij (Adorable) and Ampersand (Fujiya&Miyagi). Oddfellows will be performing with their full line-up, including flute, cornet, clarinet, harmonium, piano and korg ms20.
The band will showcase material from their new album as a live soundtrack to the 1972 film, the Telephone Box, the haunting tale of a man trapped inside a phone booth…
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‘A haunting and melodically beautiful album, populated by ghosts and aliens.’ SUNDAY TIMES
Oddfellow’s third album is out this month, together with three new videos and a launch party at Brighton’s Hanbury Ballroom on the 23rd February.
With a great team behind it, the Raven’s Empire veers from heavily orchestrated epic songs to brooding piano tracks, all centred around the themes of haunting and death. Produced by Andrew Phillips (Grasscut) and stunning artwork by Stewart Armstrong (Lady GaGa, Kaiser Chiefs) this is Oddfellow’s first full album for three years.
‘Full of restrained anthems that mix the sensitivity of Sufjan Stevens with the big-hearted warmth and soft harmonies of Elbow’ UNCUT
With its criss-crossing themes, multiple narrators and geographical specifics, the record is kin to the interlinked, time-spanning tales of Alan Moore’s eerie Northamptonshire novel Voice of the Fire – praise not given lightly. Beautifully crafted.