Archive for Songs For Walter

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Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2013 by bleedinggold

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BG049 | Just HandshakesSay It

The LPs have been delayed by a few weeks. You may still pre-order the grey vinyl and receive the full download now. LPs will ship as soon as they come in.

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BG050 | Moon Jelly

Cassette available now and includes download of full EP. 12″ vinyl coming soon.

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BG051 | Songs for Walter – Stamping on Snails [FREE DOWNLOAD]

BG046 | Family Hold Back

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2013 by bleedinggold

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SONGS FOR WALTER   //   FREE DOWNLOAD

Family sayings stick to the memory like glue. No matter how much you try to shake them for fear of turning into your parents, time-worn words of wisdom come flooding back should the right situation present itself. No stranger to this is Songs For Walter – to date each song has emerged as a musical narrative with family life at its heart, and new single Family Hold Back is no exception.


“’Family Hold Back’ was something Mum used to say,” recalls Songs For Walter alter-personality Laurie Hulme. “It was something her parents told her, then she told my brother and I at social occasions to stop us from gorging ourselves in front of others at buffets!”

On the surface it would seem that motherly advice has been taken. Lighter-than-air vocals reminiscent of Mercury Rev’s ethereal tones flow alongside an infectious ukulele melody and four to floor bass drum making it not only recall the stripped-back, traditional sound of Songs For Walter’s self-titled debut EP, but also the epitome of Englishness in its truest sense – amenable, considered, and always polite.

But don’t be fooled, for Songs For Walter has always been a master of trickery presenting everyday scenarios that represent far deeper lying issues – here a seemingly innocent party spread masquerades as a deliberately misleading yet astute commentary on social etiquette, over-indulgence and addiction.

“I’m just hoping i can find some kind of balance,” sings Hulme at the end of the song. Whatever that balance is, there’s no doubting that Family Hold Back is Songs For Walter at its most accomplished sounding yet.

His last singles ‘Tougher Than A Soldier’s Boots’ and ‘Moon / Two Out Of Ten’ gained multiple radio plays by Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Tom Ravenscroft. Having spent the last 8 months furiously bringing his last single and debut EP to life with numerous live performances around the country and relishing a work ethic just as strong, Songs For Walter’s Laurie Hulme has been a busy man.

Building a momentum to release a free single each month up until Summer 2013, in which a lovely piece of vinyl will be released documenting this amazing story of ‘Songs For Walter’.

‘Longlisted’ for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition 2013

“Entirely beautiful” -NME

“Irresistibly tuneful gems that you’ll find yourself playing on repeat for days” -Under The Radar Magazine

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Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2012 by bleedinggold

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Songs For Walter // Moon/Two Out Of Ten  FREE DOWNLOAD

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Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2012 by bleedinggold

SONGS FOR WALTER

‘Tougher Than a Soldier’s Boots’ b/w ‘Where Are You Going?’

Having spent the last 7 months furiously bringing his self-titled debut EP to life with numerous live performances around the country and relishing a work ethic just as strong, Songs For Walter alter-ego Laurie Hulme has been bashing out new songs as though they’re going out of fashion. And here it is, the pick of the latest bunch; a 2 and half minute trip of lo-fi strummery that comes perfectly timed with its autumnal meanderings.

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Sutja Gutiérrez and Bleeding Gold Records present “Death Is My Lover, Life Is Your Wife / Weekend Boy”  7inch vinyl edition. “Death Is My Lover, Life Is Your Wife” was written by Sutja Gutiérrez during a short period where Sutja had some cancer tests at the hospital. Don’t worry, he is at no risk! “Weekend Boy” was written by Sutja Gutiérrez during his last disappointment with nightlife. Please, Smile.

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BG016 | SONGS FOR WALTER Meet Me At The Empire 7″

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , on April 22, 2012 by bleedinggold

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Songs For Walter

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by bleedinggold

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Songs For Walter – Meet Me At The Empire E.P.

7″ released early APRIL 2012 on Bleeding Gold Records (USA)

[Limited Edition hand-made CDs from Red Deer Club (UK)]

“…songs that you feel have always been with you and remind you of all your favourite memories…life changing”   Jacob Graham   ‘The Drums’

When it comes to family, many of us keep things close to our chests. But rather than keeping his kin hidden in an old dusty photo album, Songs For Walter’s Laurie Hulme is more likely to befound making a song about them. In particular his late grandfather Walter. Onelisten to the Songs For Walter EP and what you’ll hear is a stunning memoir of one extraordinary fellow and his strangely wonderful world.

You could call this EP the perfect tribute. Walter was a living, breathing story himself. From his much-loved caravan holidays in Scotland and Wales brilliantly depicted by Ukulele song ‘Tin Can’, to the bittersweet romance of lead-track ‘Meet Me At The Empire’ – a tale of Laurie’s grandparents’ first date to the Empire theatre – each song is like a yellowing polaroid taking you further into another chapter of Walter’s life.

But make no mistake; this is not simply a nostalgia trip. Equally inspired by Lou Reed and John Cale’s “SongsFor Drella”, the EP is a personal musical anecdote exuding the kind of rawness to only come from a self-produced release. “I really love lo-fi stuff, there’s something so much more honest about it,” explains Laurie, “What you lose in quality you gain in character.”

And that’s what really sets Songs For Walter apart. This EP has bags of character. Each song stands up on its own but together creates a legacy reflecting a Bill Callahan/Smog-like balance of sincerity and absurdity, The Spinto Band in reflective mode, or perhaps new kid on the blogs, fellow one-man bedroom outfit Youth Lagoon.

Cult Of The Hopeless

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2011 by bleedinggold

This collection of songs is a work-in-progress to showcase the upcoming releases on Bleeding Gold Records. The tracklisting may change over time and is only available to stream for now. Hope you like it!

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