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New album pre-order and video

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New album pre-order and video

Tim Bowness’ fifth solo album Flowers At The Scene is set for release on InsideOutMusic/Sony on the 1st March 2019.

Produced by no-man, the album is a vibrant collection of 11 strikingly diverse songs.

Available as a CD in deluxe digipak, 180g black vinyl in gatefold cover with insert and CD, and a Burning Shed only 180g red vinyl edition in gatefold cover with insert and CD.

Pre-order now for 1st March release.  All pre-orders from Burning Shed come with an exclusive signed greeting card.

Today sees the launch of the album’s first single, I Go Deeper. Watch the video below.

Tim comments: “This was one of the last tracks written for the album. I co-wrote it last Summer with Italian musician Stefano Panunzi for use in a film. The original is in the more romantic tradition of no-man (and Porcupine Tree at its most lush), but I heard something very different in the piece so set about accentuating the differences between the sections and completely changing the instrumentation. Colin Edwin and Tom Atherton make for a formidable rhythm section on this and the soaring guitar solo by Brian Hulse is also a highlight for me.”

Tim added of the new album: “Lost In The Ghost Light felt like a conclusion to a particular way of writing and working. In the wake of that, Flowers At The Scene very much feels like a new beginning.

Flowers At The SceneIt was an exciting project to put together and it was great working closely with long-term creative partners, Brian Hulse and Steven Wilson plus a talented cast of new collaborators. Steven was initially brought in to mix the album, but very quickly was helping develop production ideas alongside Brian and I. Listening to pieces such as Not Married Anymore, Borderline and The War On Me, we both felt that the project had more than a hint of the spirit of no-man and it became obvious that this was a no-man co-production rather than a Bowness/Wilson one.

Elsewhere, the likes of Jim Matheos, Colin Edwin, Dylan Howe and Tom Atherton delivered some incredible performances and it was a delight to get Peter Hammill, Kevin Godley, Andy Partridge and David Longdon involved.

Peter and Kevin were two of my favourite singers growing up and I’ve been a long-term fan of XTC, so it was genuinely a thrill to hear their excellent contributions.”

Representing the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson’s first joint production in over a decade, the album features performances from an extraordinary cast of players including Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Andy Partridge (XTC), Kevin Godley (10cc), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Jim Matheos (Fates Warning), David Longdon (Big Big Train), co-producer Brian Hulse (Plenty), Australian trumpeter Ian Dixon, and drummers Tom Atherton and Dylan Howe. The Curator, David K Jones, violinist Fran Broady and Charles Grimsdale also guest.

Mixed by Steven Wilson and mastered by The Pineapple Thief’s Steve Kitch, the album’s artwork is by Jarrod Gosling.

Pre-order now for 1st March release.

Live in Zoetermeer

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Live in Zoetermeer

Holland 2019Tim and his band (including John Jowitt, Michael Bearpark, Andrew Booker, Stephen Bennett and Steve Bingham) will be performing a co-headline show with Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend, VUUR) at Boerdiij in Zoetermeer on Friday 31 May 2019.

Tickets are onsale now.

Flowers At The Scene

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New album “Flowers At The Scene”

Produced by no-man, Flowers At The Scene is a vibrant collection of 11 strikingly diverse songs.

Flowers At The SceneAgainst a backdrop of propulsive Art Rock, heartbreaking ballads and more, Tim Bowness distinctively delivers cinematic storytelling and disarmingly direct confessional lyrics on his strongest solo album to date.

Representing the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson’s first joint production in over a decade, the album features stunning performances from an extraordinary cast of players including Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Andy Partridge (XTC), Kevin Godley (10cc), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Jim Matheos (Fates Warning/OSI), David Longdon (Big Big Train), co-producer Brian Hulse (Plenty), Australian trumpeter Ian Dixon, and drummers Tom Atherton and Dylan Howe. The Curator, David K Jones, violinist Fran Broady and Charles Grimsdale also guest.

Mixed by Steven Wilson and mastered by Steve Kitch (The Pineapple Thief), the album’s poignant artwork is by Jarrod Gosling.

Flowers At The Scene will be released by Inside Out Music on March 1st 2019.

Lost In The Ghost Light – which was always intended as a one-off – felt like a perfect conclusion to a particular way of writing and working. In the wake of that, Flowers At The Scene very much feels like a press reset.

It was an exciting project to put together and it was great working closely with old sparring partners, Brian Hulse and Steven Wilson. Steven was initially brought in to mix the album, but very quickly he was doing far more and developing production ideas alongside Brian and I. Listening to pieces such as Not Married Anymore, Borderline and The War On Me, we both felt that the project had more than a hint of the spirit of no-man and it became obvious that this was a no-man co-production rather than a Bowness/Wilson one.

Elsewhere, the likes of Fates Warning’s Jim Matheos, Colin Edwin, Dylan Howe and Tom Atherton delivered some incredible performances and it was a delight to get Peter Hammill, Kevin Godley, Andy Partridge and David Longdon involved.

Peter and Kevin were two of my favourite singers growing up and I’ve been a long-term fan of XTC, so it was genuinely a thrill to hear their excellent contributions.”

Tracklist:

1) I Go Deeper
2) The Train That Pulled Away
3) Rainmark
4) Not Married Anymore
5) Flowers At The Scene
6) It’s The World
7) Borderline
8) Ghostlike
9) The War On Me
10) Killing To Survive
11) What Lies Here

Harmony For Elephants

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Tim appears on the charity album Harmony For Elephants. He sings lead vocals on Andy Neve’s six and a half minute track Speak To Me, which also features Dave Gregory (XTC/Big Big Train) on guitar.

Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips, Nad Sylvan, Andy Tillison (Tangent) and Nick Magnus also contribute to the album.

Pre-order from Burning Shed.

Strange Gods Video

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Strange Gods video

Plenty have released a video for Strange Gods from the album It Could Be Home, which is released by Karisma Records on 27 April 2018. Buy the album on Vinyl or CD from Burning Shed.

Strange Gods was originally written in 1987 and the 2018 It Could Be Home version doesn’t change much lyrically or structurally. In terms of its melancholy atmosphere and highly textured soundscape, it was always one of my favourite Plenty songs and I feel we’ve managed to reinterpret it with a sense of grace that the original hinted at but ultimately lacked. It shares some qualities with the 1980s output of The Blue Nile and David Sylvian, but I feel it’s very much its own song and that it’s a great example of a particular aspect of Plenty’s music.” Tim Bowness 2018

Every Stranger’s Voice lyric video

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Every Stranger’s Voice lyric video

Plenty have released a lyric video for Every Stranger’s Voice from their forthcoming album It Could Be Home.

Every Stranger’s Voice was one of the last songs written by Plenty during its first incarnation and dates from 1990. It’s one of the grand ‘doomed romantic ballads’ that partly defined Plenty and early no-man. I always felt it was one of the strongest songs we’d come up with, but it had the misfortune of emerging in the month that no-man got its first record and publishing deals so was abandoned very shortly after being written. Michael Bearpark’s searing solo on the track is a real highlight for me. Bob Hodds’ atmospheric video ambiguously captures the emotional ‘force of nature’ that drives the lyric.” Tim Bowness