“Never Saw It Coming” by Poster Paints

"Never Saw it Coming by Poster Paints is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
"Never Saw it Coming by Poster Paints is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Glasgow duo Poster Paints includes Carla J Easton (TeenCanteen, The Vaselines) and Simon Liddell (Frightened Rabbit, Olympic Swimmers) — have released their debut Blood Orange EP today via Ernest Jenning Record Co / Olive Grove Records.

“We’re really excited to be working with Ernest Jenning and Olive Grove Records on releasing our music this year!” Easton says. “It’s a brilliant opportunity for us to collaborate with two brilliant independent labels who are committed to supporting artists they love and be part of a global family who will nurture our music.”

Poster Paints meld together 90s indie-pop tinged vocals of Carla J Easton with the rich shoegaze guitar of Simon Liddell, fusing together the two artists who met initially through Carla’s work with The Vaselines.

Carla J. Easton is a singer/songwriter, who has released four albums, written for Belle & Sebastian and BMX Bandits. Championed by BBC6 Music, she has performed at festivals across the UK and internationally (Pop Montreal, The Great Escape, Celtic Connections, Indiefjord and Pop Cologne) touring the UK with Camera Obscura, The Vaselines and Aidan Moffat. In 2018, she released the SAY Award Shortlisted Impossible Stuff, produced by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire/Sea Power/Leonard Cohen).

Simon Liddell is a Glasgow based guitarist and composer. He was a member of the band Frightened Rabbit. Collaborations include. projects with Aaron Dessner (The National), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Julien Baker. He was a member of the Owl John side project, also on Atlantic. Prior to Frightened Rabbit, Simon wrote and released with Olympic Swimmers, and more recently, a live guitarist for Paws and Gretta Ray. Since 2018 he has also contributed music and sound design for various theatre productions which have toured domestically and internationally.

Order Blood Orange by Painted Posters HERE