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THE EPSTEIN RATED OXFORD BASED AMERICANA BAND NEW ALBUM AND LAUNCH AT LONDON’S VORTEX

 

Oxford’s highly rated American band ‘The Epstein’ launch a new album, their second at the Vortex Dalston on Sunday 30th June.

 

http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/

 

Ticket link:

 

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/222394

 

 

 

THE EPSTEIN

‘Murmurations’ album

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June 2013

           

“The Epstein play in another league – in a vast, desert like land of the soul.” Rolling Stone, Editors Choice.

 

Oxford based The Epstein are to release their second album ‘Murmurations. The first single ‘I Held You Once’, with its distinctive, West-Coast folkrock wrapped in a Spector-like wall of sound vibe, has been a live favourite for some time now. A second single will precede the album.

 

The Epstein began life a few years ago when singer/songwriter Olly Wills started playing open mic nights with guitarist Jon Berry in the back rooms of pubs in Oxford and London.

 

Gradually developing into a full, country-edged band, The Epstein’s debut, ‘Last Of The Charanguista’s, won the Editors Choice accolade in Rolling Stone, leading them to Glastonbury, various other prime festival slots and ultimately a larger audience.

 

Since then they have grown impressively, evolving through their modest Americana roots into a more ambitious, adventurous proposition, incorporating ambient electronica, Morricone-style orchestral backdrops and sweeping widescreen blues.

 

“…bloody great, captivating.” the405.com

 

The demand for The Epstein’s presence on stages both in Europe and the UK, has allowed them to hone this sound and made them festival favourites at home and abroad.

 

“This album is about moving on, about people leaving, about different paths and about moments and how they shape the memories traced in these songs,” say The Epstein. “It’s about how the smallest detail in a story can last longer than the larger surrounds.”

 

Recorded over 14 months in London, Oxford and Bremen, ‘Murmurations’ is a departure from the raw, live sound of their previous release and captures the band at their most majestic. As lead singer Olly Wills comments:

 

“We weren’t looking to catch the live performance, which is what we obsessed over in previous recordings. We wanted this to be the style of us in the studio with the time and thought that go into the process. We wanted this to be grand, wide-ranging, epic and cinematic in scope.”

 

The Epstein are:

Olly Wills – vocals & acoustic guitar

Jon Berry – vocals & electric guitar

Sebastian Reynolds – keyboards & backing vocals

Humphrey Astley – bass guitar & backing vocals

Tommy Longfellow – drums

 

“The Epstein’s sound is cinematic, captivating and immersive. With intrinsically woven vocals and warm melodies that swoop and soar, this band not only builds on the recent success of British folk, but suitably adds to it as well.” Music Week

 

“as engaging as Calexico and as an endearing as The Broken Family Band.” Q

 

 

https://soundcloud.com/the-epstein/sets/murmurations/s-a4hKG

 

www.pias.com/nl

www.theepstein.com

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