RUSHES - EP
"FILLING THE VOID THAT JEFF BUCKLEY LEFT" [ Q ] "ENTRANCING... POWERFUL SONGWRITING" [ CLASH ]
"THE WEALDEN HAVE PAINLESSLY GIVEN BIRTH TO A PARTNERSHIP CONCEIVED IN SOLID MUSICAL CHEMISTRY " [ GIGSLUTZ ]
"Crafting something sparse yet wholly effective,
the duo seem to utilise space almost as an instrument in itself" [ CLASH ]
“The Wealden sure know how to make an entrance...
a sparse, oddball snake-hipped slice of art-rock that somehow brings together Talking Heads, Everything Everything and Queens of the Stone Age, and more astoundingly, does so successfully" [ whisperinandhollerin.com ]
The wealden came together earlier this year to deliver 'rushes', and ep that presented their own brand of avant-pop/ art-rock.
Their debut single "Lifeline" was accompanied by this incredible music video directed by "game-changing" short/commercial film directors: Ne-O
For their EP Launch on May 14th they gave their fans a preview of eleven songs destined for the new album...
Here is "JOAG" from that debut gig:
...BUT WHO ARE THESE GUYS?
Quinn and Dickinson are perhaps two of London's best-kept secrets, yet it is likely you have come across them in another guise.
Tim Dickinson is an immensely gifted songwriter and vocal polymath whose background lies in choral music (his classical credits are far too many to mention here). He was the voice of Frank Zappa with The London Sinfonietta and David Bowie in Dylan Howe’s 'Berlin Trilogy’ with Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers). He was praised for his “amazing voice” by BBC Radio 2 in Charles Hazlewoods ‘The Beggar’s Opera: Reborn’ project. He has gigged and recorded with London-based rock band Enamel alongside his own ‘other bands’, Elephant Juice and The Silver Lining.
Justin Quinn is a critically acclaimed guitarist and composer whose very early career lies in jazz. Versed in multiple plucked string instruments including lap steel and banjo, he is winner of a BBC Jazz Award for Innovation and was described by Mojo as "a startlingly fresh and deeply individual talent" when awarded the Number 1 Jazz Album of the Year in 2005. Aside from his own critically acclaimed recordings, he has performed and recorded with artists in countless genres of music, from Damon Albarn, Jack Bruce, Tom Hickox, Shpongle, The Webb Sisters and Leafcutter-John, to the BBC Big-Band, BBC Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Halle and John Wilson Orchestras.
Together, they are the perfect example of the self-sufficient Artist/Writer/Producer duo, which comes with a level of experience and professionalism that has seen them (as individuals) performing and recording in many of the world's most iconic concert halls and recording studios from Abbey Road & The Royal Albert Hall to Air Studios & The Royal Concertgebouw.
Here are the complete tracks from their debut EP:
Lifeline: (Full-Length - EP Version)
Blue and Gold: