MONEY To Release LP Via Bella Union

MONEY To Release Debut LP The Shadow Of Heaven, Out May 6th On Bella Union. You can now listen to MONEY - Bluebell Fields (Illum Sphere Remix)

MONEY will be releasing their debut album The Shadow of Heaven on May 6th via Bella Union Records. The album Recorded in London through the deep, dark winter of 2012/13.

MONEY are Jamie Lee, Charlie Cocksedge, Billy Byron and Scott Beaman. Having formed in Manchester amidst a prolific underground milieu, they soon came to embody the passion, and optimism of a new generation of artists and musicians who found themselves presented with what Jamie describes as ‘an extraordinary, poetic city’. MONEY played shows in esoteric venues such as Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church and ‘the Bunker’, a former factory near Strangeways Prison and home to the cult independent label SWAYS, who released the band’s debut 7” single, ‘Who’s Going to Love You Now’ / ‘Goodnight London’ to wide acclaim. Having been tracked down by Simon Raymonde, the band subsequently signed to Bella Union, headlining the label’s Christmas party at the Union Chapel before taking to the studio to record ‘The Shadow of Heaven’.

The album consists of ten songs that range from stripped-back piano ballads such as ‘Goodnight London’ and ‘Black’ to ‘Hold Me Forever’ and ‘Bluebell Fields’. Rooted in universal themes of the spirit, love and loss, the album also addresses man’s condition in the modern world, issues ‘such as isolation and mental health as logical reactions to it’, says Jamie. It’s an album full of yearning and soul-searching, a voyage of (non-) discovery that only ends up finding itself and the sheer, aching beauty of questions asked in full knowledge of their own answerlessness. It’s metaphysics for the modern age, which might not be quite as spiritually bankrupt and bereft of meaning as we once believed.

The Shadow Of Heaven Track Listing

1. So Long (God Is Dead)
2. Who’s Going To Love You Now
3. Bluebell Fields
4. Goodnight London
5. Letter To Yesterday
6. Hold Me Forever
7. Cold Water
8. The Cruelty Of Godliness
9. The Shadow Of Heaven
10. Black

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