Calibrate

by Emily Isherwood

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FREE DOWNLOAD! Taken from an as yet untitled release out on Art is Hard later this year.

Emily Isherwood (fka Nugget) is a Bristolian magician, familiar to anyone who has ever frequented one of Bristol's record shops or perhaps those who caught her fronting frenetic acts like Rink or Skeleton Frames. The decision at the end of last year to start recording music under her own name feels like a symbolic one. With it, Emily has drawn a line under what came before whilst also undoubtedly being influenced by those previous experiences.

'Calibrate' is the first track to be shared in this new guise and is a startling introduction. The stripped back sound of the earlier Nugget Demo EP is replaced by sparse electronics segueing into swelling choruses bubbling with raw emotion. It's not the sort of music you put on in the background, rather an all consuming experience requiring your full attention. Partly this is down to Emily's knack for stringing together poetic lines that feel effortless in their construction.

Recorded in a studio just outside Bath, the track forms part of a larger collection set for release on Art is Hard later in 2018. In the meantime, Emily is heading on a nine date UK tour with a full band in tow supporting Black Foxxes:

28th March, Manchester Deaf Institute
29th March, Leeds Key Club
30th March, Glasgow Cathouse
31st March, Newcastle Thinktank
2nd April, Nottingham Bodega
3rd April, Birmingham Mama Roux's
5th April, Southampton Joiners
6th April, London Heaven
7th April, Bristol Thekla

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released March 30, 2018

Emily Isherwood, Vocals & Guitar; Arran Brindley Rowell, Drum; Jo Kašpar, Bass; Joe Craven, Synths; Silas Chandler Blackburn, Synths & Drum Machines & Lead Synths; Patti Aberhart, Guitar

Produced mixed and mastered by Silas Chandler Blackburn

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Small independent record label run by two friends, one of us works in an office and the other doesn't. The label was started by two friends influenced by the attitude and ethics of labels such as Factory, Wichita, Anticon and Dischord.

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