Bob Tulipan/ Maureen Baker
Publisher –Rondor Music Publishing International
Administered in UK by Universal Music Publishing
EP Release: ‘Between The Earth and Sea’
Label: Strangefruit UK distributed by AWAL
“Beautiful indie rock with a darker edge…File this one under psyche/folk/ambient and oh so great.”
Tom Haugen Inforty
“Something of sheer beauty and full on passion… very special… really splendid stuff.”
Chris Hawkins BBC 6
“Emotive and spine tinglingly impactful, it’s impossible not to be moved by its beauty and power.”
“Stunning debut brimming with cinematic, diverse and haunting tracks that are akin to a mini movie soundtrack.” 55Factory.net
‘Between The Earth and Sea’ is the stunning debut from London based four piece Strangefruit distributed by AWAL. Each of the five tracks – ‘Tell Me, ‘Falling’, ‘Ghosts’, ‘Slowly Drift Away’ and ‘Sea of Fog’ are utterly compelling…darkly beautiful cinematic psyche rock that sounds like the perfect soundtrack to a David Lynch film. Unsettling, atmospheric, intelligent songs that enrapture and intrigue from the first listen.
‘Tell Me’ was recorded and produced at Abbey Road with Greg Wells (Adele/Rufus Wainwright/Katy Perry) while ‘Ghosts’ and ‘Slowly Drift Away’ were produced by Max Dingel (Goldfrapp/The Killers/White Lies). ‘Falling’ was self-produced and ‘Sea of Fog’ was produced by Pedro Andrade and Strangefruit.
The band has also released to critical acclaim it’s videos “Sea of Fog” which premiered in Wonderland Magazine and “Ghosts” premiering in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, the beautiful Super 8 “Falling” and “Tell Me” the Abbey Road Sessions a documentary style video from AVID’s “A Band With a Dream campaign. Collectively they’ve had well over 300,000 views to date.
Front woman, lead singer, violinist and pianist Jenny Maxwell’s voice is quite simply astonishing. Emotive and spine tinglingly impactful, it’s impossible not to be moved by its beauty and power.
Strangefruit’s guitarist and back up vocalist Jamie Perrett and bassist Peter Perrett Jnr are the sons of Peter Perrett, singer of the iconic UK band The Only Ones and they were in the original line-up of Babyshambles. Rounding out the lineup is veteran drummer Jake Woodward.
The group has been mesmerizing audiences at UK clubs and festivals including Secret Garden Party, Camden Rocks, The Wilderness Festival, White Heat and more, have performed twice for John Varvatos, Ringo Starr “Peace Rocks” campaign and were the subject of Avid Pro Tools six part web series “A Band With A Dream, A Grammy Winning Producer, Abbey Road and Avid”. They’ve also already played with the likes of Florence and The Machine, Dizzee Rascal and many others.
For the last few months they’ve been busy writing and recording tracks for their worldwide Rondor (Universal Music) publishing deal and headlining club dates in the UK, Spain, France and Japan. They’re just finishing a recording an exciting new single “My England” at KONK Studios, mixed by award winning producer Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Beth Orton, Nick Cave) which will be released late winter 2015 with an accompanying video.
From Strangefruit’s stunning debut EP; ‘Between the Earth and Sea’.
Available on iTunes
http://youtu.be/caioYRlx0aY Tell Me (Abbey Road Sessions)
Directed by Russ Hughes STRANGEFRUIT recording “Tell Me” with Record Producer Greg Wells at Abbey Road Studios, London, England. Engineered by Chris Bolster with Assistant Engineer Paul Pritchard From the AVID: A Band with a Dream Series
**CAUTION** **CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY**
Strangefruit’s first video collaboration with artist Antonia Manoochehri. (antoniamanoochehri.com) Filmed & directed by Antonia, edited by Antonia & Strangefruit.
This track is featured on the band’s debut EP – ‘Between The Earth and Sea’ – available to download on iTunes now: http://smarturl.it/StrangefruitUKEP
“Taking a cue from Andy Warhol’s famous screen tests, the video for Strangefruit’s latest single “Ghosts” is an intimate, black-and-white film portrait of lead singer Jenny Maxwell. Against sweeping vocals and dark guitar riffs, Maxwell nods, twists, and blinks furiously.
It’s both mundane and strangely haunting to watch, which makes it right in line with how the band describes the single: “The song is an eerie flicker, a ghost, that lies somewhere between the dark and the night, unsettling and captivating at the same time.” Backed by Peter and Jamie Perrett (of Love Minus Zero and Babyshambles), Strangefruit is a young band with a mature sound that—like Warhol’s famous films—”draws you in and strips you off.” – Interview Magazine http://bit.ly/1epiOlU
http://youtu.be/ySVXyzBC3M0 Sea of Fog
“A grotesque banquet, a fallen angel, a lead singer pitched somewhere between Kate Bush and PJ Harvey — and everything filmed on location at a ruined, bombed-out church in Peckham. It’s not every day that a new band creates a video with the production values of a high-concept Tim Walker shoot, but we guess that comes naturally to Strangefruit.” – Wonderland Magazine
Strangefruit’s beautiful, enchanting track ‘Falling’ filmed on Digital and Super 8 by Vladimir Cerny on Studland Bay in Dorset, in August 2011 on the day of the London riots.
http://youtu.be/gus69wInglw –A Band with a Dream, a Grammy Winning Producer and Avid – (Promo Clip) for 8 part series for Avid –Pro-Tools
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