Poster Paints Announce Debut Album
Poster Paints have announced their self-titled debut album, will drop on October 14, 2022 via Ernest Jenning Record Co./Olive Grove Records. Alongside the announcement, the band have released the lead single “Falling Hard” alongside a visual directed by Austin Temby.
“This song was a bit of a writing experiment,” vocalist Carla J Easton says. “Si sent me the track which is 3 minutes of summer guitar pop. I had recently been doing a lot of free writing in the morning (where you write non-stop without thinking and the only rule is to fill 3 pages of your notebook – also called ‘Morning Pages’) and had ended up down a route recalling an ill-fated attempt to get what I want one hot Summer and subsequently falling from grace, splitting my shin open in the process. But I never gave up. It’s a relentless 3 minutes of chasing dreams born from the uncensored pages of my notebook.”
Poster Paints are Carla J Easton and Simon Liddell. The Two Scottish musicians who orbited through the same thriving music scene, Carla as an award-winning solo artist and member of TeenCanteen and Simon as part of Frightened Rabbit and Olympic Swimmers, who were introduced by Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee of The Vaselines. The pair seemed destined to collaborate, yet the musical outfit they created happened purely by chance.
“The project started as an accident before the pandemic kicked off” says Carla. “Si had sent me an instrumental for a piece he had scored for a short film and asked if I could put some vocals on it. I completely misunderstood what he was asking me to do and wrote an entire song to the piece of music and emailed it back to him. When harsh lockdowns kicked in, we both decided we would try and do some more songs like this – it was a way to keep collaborating when you couldn’t even go for a walk outside with someone from another household never mind be in a rehearsal room with someone.”
Applying for funding through Creative Scotland meant the pair’s immediate musical chemistry thrived in the subsequent months and allowed the remote working that had worked so well extend out across the globe, roping in friends from the USA (Gabbie Coenan aka RVBY MY DEAR), Canada (Andrew Chung and Laura Hickli) as well as across Scotland (Jonny Scott from CHVRCHES who played drums across the entire record, Lomond Campbell, Graeme Smillie from Arab Strap, Suse Bear from Pictish Trail, Andy Monaghan from Frightened Rabbit and Amanda Williams aka AMA JANE) as collaborators on their debut album.
Ernest Jenning Record CO./Olive Grove Records
1. Still Got You
2. Number One
3. Not Sorry
4. Never Saw It Coming
5. Circus Moving On
6. Falling Hard
7. Ribbons ft. Lomond Campbell
9. Hard To Sweeten
10. My Song
Poster Paints 2022 Tour Dates
July 15 – Doune The Rabbit Hole (Festival)
August 6 – Edinburgh, Summerhall (supporting Sacred Paws)
August 26 – Jupiter Rising (Festival)
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