GRANFALLOON

REVEALS NEW SINGLE: 

‘OBJECTS OF LOVE’ 

(FT. NATALIE McCOOL)

LISTEN HERE

ALBUM – ‘RGB’ – OUT 4 OCTOBER 2019

+ AUTUMN UK DATES

“A lovely mass of chiming chords, deadpan wordplay and a wispy psychedelic otherness.” – Now Then Magazine 

“Impressive debut” – The Big Issue

“Music that wouldn’t sound out of place in a Wes Anderson film” - Drunken Werewolf

Today, GRANFALLOON presents the new single: ’Objects of Love’.

In this cerebral and serene offering, the Mancunian folk-tronica artist elegantly duets with Liverpool star Natalie McCool and sets high expectations for his upcoming follow-up album ‘RGB’.

LISTEN HERE: https://soundcloud.com/granfalloonmusic/objectsoflove/

Inspired by a trip to the world famous John Rylands Library in Manchester, ’Objects of Love’ is written in dedication to an enigmatic artefact Granfalloon stumbled upon during his time there.

Amongst the library’s historic collection of titles under its care, the singer was struck by an unusual catalogue of items said to have belonged to Victorian author Isabella Banks (acclaimed writer of The Manchester Man). Detailing an exotic and unusual array of items from all over the globe, from Egyptian mummy fragments to a flower from George Washington’s grave to bedding from Princess Eugenie’s palace and beyond, the source of the items is shrouded in mystery given there was no record of Isabella ever leaving the UK.

Romantically ruminating where the items could have come from, Richard of Granfalloon explains how ‘Objects of Love’ began to take shape:

“I imagined [Isabella’s] husband George Banks travelling the world to find a theatre he wanted to stage and bringing her back these gifts from far and wide. At the time they were surviving on her wage for writing serialised stories in journals and newspapers. I found it interesting to describe this upending of the stereotype of ‘woman as Muse’ and ‘man as Artist’…and to have his presents inspire her stories which earned their living.

The first verse is sung from Isabella’s point of view, the second from George’s as he confesses that none of these wondrous objects were from where he claimed but instead from various boozers in Manchester and Salford but if they sparked his wife’s imagination and allowed them to survive then his lies were a price he was willing to pay.”

Recorded with Andrew Glassford at Limefield Studios, further mixed by Chris Daniels at UK Mastering and produced by Richard Lomax at The Dogan, ‘Objects of Love’ also sees a guest appearance from Biff Roxby of Honeyfeet on Cello.

‘Objects of Love’ follows recent single ‘The Elephant’ as the latest track to emerge from Granfallooon’s second album ‘RGB’ – set to be released this October on 12″ vinyl and digitally on 4 October 2019.

Granfalloon, is the musical project of Manchester based artist and producer Richard Lomax. Lomax makes a hybrid of lo-fi folk, experimental music, and electronica – weaving oddball elements, such as Omnichords, acoustic guitars, and vintage drum loops, into dreamy songs and cinematic soundscapes.

Following the release of Richard Lomax’s ambitious solo album ‘Calendar’ in 2015 (an epic 52-song omnibus that compiled the fruits of a song-a-week writing period for the prolific songwriter), he would then turn his attention to a more collaborative project that would become Granfalloon’s acclaimed debut LP ‘Down There For Dancing’ in 2017. Two years later, Lomax & band are now preparing its follow-up: ‘RGB’ (or Red Green Blue) for release this October.

The new album, ‘RGB’, was recorded in Manchester between John Ellis’ Limefield Studio, WR Audio, and their own studio, The Dogan. They worked with producer Andrew Glassford (One Little Atlas), and Australian electronic artist/producer Jack Prest (Jonti/Sampa The Great), with Lomax producing as well. Liverpool star Natalie McCool also provides guest vocals on the track: ‘Objects of Love’.

Seamlessly weaving folk and electronica into rich and intricate compositions, Granfalloon has received praise from the likes Richer Sounds and Q Magazine who hailed the outfit as Artist Of The Week respectively, not to mention garnering consistent radio support from BBC Introducing in Manchester (who recently premiered new single ‘The Elephant’).

No strangers to big stages, Lomax has been invited to play shows alongside the likes of We Are Scientists, Frightened Rabbit, Emma Pollock, The Burning Hell, and The Wave Pictures. Now, after a Summer of high profile festival shows inc. Dot To Dot and Bluedot, plus a European tour that has seen the band play to the crowds of Germany, Belgium, France, and Italy; Granfalloon will be touring ‘RGB’ with a string of UK shows across the nation. Full dates and details can be found as follows:

GRANFALLOON TOUR DATES

Wed 18th Sept – Leaf On Bold St., LIVERPOOL

Sat 21st Sept – Little Bolton Town Hall, BOLTON

Fri 27th Sept – Eagle Inn, SALFORD **Album launch show**

Sat 28th Sept – The Ferret, PRESTON

Fri 4th Oct – Peddlar, SHEFFIELD

Sat 5th Oct – Golden Lion, TODMORDEN

Fri 11th Oct – The Laughing Badger, GLOSSOP

Thurs 17th Oct – Golden Lion, LANCASTER

Sun 20th Oct – Tower Of Song, BIRMINGHAM

Tues 22nd Oct – Old England, BRISTOL

Thurs 24th Oct – The Harrison, LONDON

Sat 26th Oct – Unity Brewing Co., SOUTHAMPTON

 

LISTEN TO ‘OBJECTS OF LOVE’ HERE:

https://soundcloud.com/granfalloonmusic/objectsoflove/

Lomax RGB Cover final

GRANFALLOON  – NEW ALBUM: ’RGB’

 OUT 4 OCTOBER 2019

 

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