Posts Tagged ‘Sad Club Records’

A new face on the thriving Bristol Music Scene, Clara Mann first came across music when growing up in the South of France surrounded by Classical sounds, including everything from choral pieces to chamber music. Inspired Clara went on to become classically trained in both piano and voice, elements she incorporates into her new-found sonic world, which could be loosely classified as folk music. Teaming up with Sad Club Records, Clara recently shared her debut single, “I Didn’t Know You Were Leaving Today”, the first taste of an EP, due later this year. Clara Mann’s luscious new single ‘Thoughtless’ is out 20th January with her beautiful EP ‘Consolations’ out 24th February.

Recorded in an isolated collaboration with the help of Benjamin Spike Saunders and Bugs’ Alice Western, I Didn’t Know You Were Leaving Today is a slice of beautifully gentle folk, as Clara’s rich vocal is accompanied initially by a gentle flutter of acoustic guitar, before being joined by the warm buzz of distant violins. It’s a sound akin to contemporaries like Dana Gavanski or Shannon Lay, yet like those artists it also has a timeless quality, equally indebted to Shirley Collins or Molly Drake. Despite the lofty comparisons, there’s a freshness and an integrity to Clara Mann, a voice bringing something new to a genre as old as the hills, and quietly marking herself out as an artist with a hugely bright future.

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Cardiff five-piece Rosehip Teahouse (Faye, Tony, Will, Josh and Teddy), will capture your heart and set it free. The band’s music emanates and fluctuates, between feelings of sadness and happiness, with a hint of sparkle thrown in. The bands single ‘Same Sky’ is a track that sits quietly between the coexisting realms of happy and sad, with gorgeous, heart breaking vocal harmonies, swirling, twinkly guitars, while been driven by a head- bobbing bass line. Leading you though a journey of intricacy, complexity, and all with beautifully subtle tones. All neatly woven together, to build a tender, tear jerking atmosphere. Arriving via Sad Club Records, the latest single from Rosehip Teahouse is one hell of a charmer. Lilting melodies and glittering bells give ‘Thought Number 3’ an almost transcendental melancholia, as singer Faye Rogers vocals echo atop the band’s crystal horizons.

Of the track, Rogers says: “I wrote this song a couple of years back now. I was really struggling with my mental health, and this song was my expression of feeling as if my problems were stopping me from being able to live my life in the way I wanted to.

“The version of this song on the EP is the one I recorded the day I finished writing the song in 2017, miserable in my room at my parents’ house using a cheap microphone and garage-band on an old macbook that I was putting off returning to my ex. It feels like a long time ago now, but every time I hear it, it feels like 3am in that room that was too warm again.”. Faye from Cardiff-based group Rosehip Teahouse talks about their upcoming EP and what inspires their wonderfully ethereal indie-pop.

Chillin in the Void by Rosehip Teahouse The new Rosehip Teahouse single is out on 31st August ahead of the EPs September release via Sad Club Records.