The brand new Feather House EP – Beneath The Branches – just received this lovely review from the ever so wonderful, and highly talented Minnie Birch. If you haven’t heard her music before then do your ears a favour by checking it out and give it a listen… You won’t be disappointed – her songs are somewhat magical Thank you Minnie for all the EP love…
“The new release from Pete Guy instantly hits you as not being what you expect from him. There’s a much more live band/indie feel which takes him out of the singer songwriter genre but it is all still underpinned with his beautiful storytelling. It is…dare I say it… quite 90s/early 00s in its production. Reminding me of bands like Saves the Day and Feeder. He even has a bit of a Jarvis Cocker twang to his vocal if you ask me!
It is the kind of music which can emotionally move you at the same time as making you tap your toe.
‘Light As A Feather’ is the standout track for me and is the one I have had on repeat.
It isn’t full of frills… it is quite simply a really beautiful song which, for how I read it, was the advice I needed to hear at the time.
It is calm, it meanders, it is non-assuming, humble and by the time you’ve finished listening you feel like a feather could knock you down. A bit like Pete himself.
Possibly one of the nicest and most humble men on the circuit – it is perhaps easy to forget, because he doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles, that he is one of the best songwriters we have. I hope lots of people hear this EP.
I also love music which has considered artwork – something which is fading away a little in the digital age – so I am pleased each song has it’s own accompanying image.”
On Tuesday 18th September the Feather House song Light As A Feather (track three from the Feather House Beneath The Branches EP) received it’s first Radio airplay on the Brian Player Acoustic Café Radio Show on Wey Valley Radio 101.1 FM.
***OUT NOW*** Beneath The Branches EP
The brand new three track EP – Beneath The Branches – will be available to purchase from the Feather House Bandcamp site on Friday 14th September 2018…
Coming soon… Beneath The Branches EP
1. Swim (Deeper Down)
2. Beneath The Branches
3. Light As A Feather
Swim (Deeper Down)
Beneath The Branches
Light As A Feather
21st August saw the vocal recording session at Unit Studios for the new upcoming three track EP. There will be one more session, probably in early September, to finalise the mixes ahead of it’s release…
this is my view at Unit Studios while recording the vocals…
looking up to the vocal mic at Unit Studios…
On 6th August work began on a new three track EP… The recording is happening at Unit Studios in Letchworth Garden City with Nick Kozuch engineering and producing the project. The three tracks are new full band productions of All Things Considered and Ever So Lightly, plus new song Swim. So far most of the instrumentation has been recorded with Pete going back on 21st of this month to do all of the vocal tracks and work on the final mixes. Andy Theakstone has played all of the drum parts, Rachel Jones has added some piano and Nick Kozuch has played bass guitar on two of the songs and some extra guitar on another…
Nick Kozuch manning the controls at Unit Studios, Letchworth Garden City
Pete has written a new song entitled Swim which has taken it’s lyrical inspiration from the movie Whale Rider…
There’s another new FEATHER HOUSE track to listen to entitled Ever So Lightly. Go to the ‘Music’ page to hear the song…
Tune in to Wey Valley Radio 101.1 FM tomorrow night (5th June) for an exclusive first radio play of the new FEATHER HOUSE song Jibber – Jabbering on the Brian Player Acoustic Café Radio Show at 8pm…
New song Jibber – Jabbering… This is a song all about the love of music and how sometimes a song grabs hold of you and won’t let go of your ears… A song that demands constant playing, because to the listener – it really is that good! I love how music, and certain songs in particular, have the ability to transport the listener to a different time or place, of how emotive they can be in bringing back feelings and memories – just by the mere sound of them.
I recorded some mandolin on this track that comes in on each chorus… It helps give the song a vibrant and bright – Summer like feel – and the beat of the song is set to a 3/4 time signature acting as a circling Waltz. It also features some pretty unique percussion – in that I used a glass jar of couscous, my finger tapping on the microphone for the bass drum beat, and the sweeping of my dustpan brush on my kitchen floor tiles!
So sit back, relax, and take a listen… Or better still – get to your feet and try practising your Waltzing skills – enjoy
I’ve just finished writing and recording another brand new track – this one is entitled Ever So Lightly and is earmarked for a release this month. The plan is to try to write and release something new each month and so far this year, apart from in February, I’ve been able to do this. January saw the release of the Eight Feet EP, in March there was The Love We Leave Behind single that features the Vaughan Jones Manor House String Quartet, and April saw the release of the Standing Beside / All Things Considered single.
On Tuesday 1st May Brian Player is playing one of the new FEATHER HOUSE tracks from the Standing Still / All Things Considered single on Wey Valley Radio 101.1 FM.
More radio love for the new FEATHER HOUSE single… the track All Things Considered was played by Chris Arscott on Tuesday 24th April on his show on Triangle Radio.
On Saturday 21st April Pete was live in conversation in a telephone interview with Paul Mansell on Marlow FM. Both of the tracks Standing Still and All Things Considered were played on the show.
Following on from last month’s single The Love We Leave Behind… comes the news of another two track single release. The two brand new songs are called Standing Still and All Things Considered and will be available to listen to and purchase from 21st April.
All Things Considered
The new Feather House single The Love We Leave Behind… is picking up it’s first Radio play on Brian Player‘s show on Wey Valley Radio 101.1 FM on Tuesday 20th March from 8pm.
A brand new Feather House single will be released on Friday 16th March called The Love We Leave Behind. The Vaughan Jones Manor House String Quartet have written a String Treatment / Arrangement for the track and the single is also going to feature three alternative mixes of the song.
Pete describes the track as… “The song is about the idea that although we physically die, it’s the love we’ve shown in our life that lives on in the lives of those we leave behind.”
The artwork for the single is a photograph that Pete took of an ‘Old Man’s Beard’ which is left behind in Winter as the flowering blossom dies. The angle of the picture points up and heads skywards, indicating the departure of a scattering Spirit – fleeing the shackles and constraints of this World. It’s a visual depiction of what remains and the impact of The Love We Leave Behind…
BBC airplay and interview
Pete is being interviewed by Mike Naylor on BBC Three Counties Radio on Saturday 24th February. Two songs from the new Feather House EP – Eight Feet – will also be receiving their first BBC airplay on Mike‘s show… Tune in from 12:00 – 2:00pm to catch all the chat and conservation
The new Feather House EP – Eight Feet – is available to order and purchase on CD and contains the bonus track – Sunken Ship (Held Beneath The Waves) – which Tom Robinson played twice last year on BBC 6 Music.
On January 30th Brian Player played the song Centre Stage from the new Feather House EP – Eight Feet – on Wey Valley Radio 101.1 FM.
Review of the Eight Feet EP by Tony Birch writing for the FATEA Magazine…
The new EP – Eight Feet…
The Feather House song – Sunken Ship (Held Beneath The Waves) – that was played twice by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music last year, has gained a 2017 Honourable Mention from the KA Radio show From Texas And Beyond with Lochlann Green …Lovely!
Tracks from the new Feather House EP – Eight Feet – have begun to pick up airplay on various Radio Stations. On 2nd January Roger Williams played Centre Stage on his A World Of Difference show which aired on Blues and Roots Radio and had some very kind words to say about the track and the EP as a whole. Also on 2nd January Brian Player gave the track Tired Eyes a spin on his show on Wey Valley Radio 101.1 FM.
Brian Player played the track Tired Eyes for a second time on his Brian Player’s Acoustic Cafe Radio Show on 5th January which also aired on Blues and Roots Radio.
On 9th January Chris Arscott included the track Tired Eyes on his Acoustic Show on Triangle Radio and Roger Williams closed his show on Blues and Roots Radio with the EP title track Eight Feet.
Eight Feet EP cover artwork
The new Feather House EP – Eight Feet – is going to be released on Friday 12th January and will be available to purchase from www.featherhouse.bandcamp.com
The track listing will be as follows:
1. Eight Feet
2. Centre Stage
3. cHiLdHoOd 82
4. Shivering 101
5. Tired Eyes
Each track will have it’s own artwork…
The second track on the soon to be released Feather House EP Eight Feet is going to have a new title. The song The Duel is now going to be called Centre Stage.
The new Feather House EP has gained another song taking it from four tracks to five!
The track listing will be as follows…
1. Eight Feet
2. The Duel
3. cHiLdHoOd 82 (instrumental)
4. Shivering 101
5. Tired Eyes
Each track is going to have it’s own artwork for the release through Bandcamp and Pete has been asking people to get involved by submitting a photo idea for tracks two to five. The title track artwork is pictured below… Pete is then going through to find which one he feels best represents each song. The EP Eight Feet will be released in the early part of the New Year…