Meadowlark / Announce Debut Album And Share Title Track, 'Postcards'
Meadowlark have announced details of their anticipated debut LP, ‘Postcards’, for release on June 30th via AllPoints (previously Believe Records). Marking this announcement, the album’s title track is available from today.
Listen to ‘Postcards’ (single) on Soundcloud.
The Bristol based duo - consisting of Kate McGill (vocals & keys) and Dan Broadley (guitars & production) - released their debut EP in 2015 and spent 2016 sharing a series of standalone singles, steadily gaining themselves an enviable reputation for their captivating pop melodies and lush production.
‘Postcards’ brings together some of these previously released tracks (including Headlights, Eyes Wide, Satellite) alongside brand new material written during various retreats the pair took around the UK, working from any cottage they could find that had a piano. Free from distractions and loaded up with ideas gathered from observing the world around them, they used such spaces to craft the songs that form ‘Postcards’.
While deeply personal, there's more to their writing than basic love songs. Matters of the heart are there in the background, but Dan and Kate are engaged, culturally aware, well-travelled people, always looking further afield for themes and concepts.
Recording these ideas took place during three 10-day long stints, with producer JJ Mitchell in an old church. It wasn't always easy, there were many long nights in the pub wondering if it was all going in the right direction, but they emerged with something truly special. It wasn't just a case of committing their demos to record. With a whole bank of instruments set up the pair and Mitchell dreamed up their songs all over again, trying out new ideas and experimenting. The hardest thing was knowing when to stop, but they got there.
Once recorded, Meadowlark then teamed up with Spike Stent (Haim, Chvches, Massive Attack) to mix the songs and ensure ‘Postcards’ is everything they had hoped it could be. Alongside today’s release of ‘Postcards’ (single), Meadowlark are calling on their fans to be involved with creating the official video for the track. The lyrics of ‘Postcards’ (single) act as an ode to an ex-lover, it’s what you wish you could have said to someone but never felt you could at the time. Kate & Dan are calling on their fans to write postcards to someone that’s impacted their life in a significant way, good or bad, and send them in. The anonymous postcard notes will then form the basis of the official ‘Postcards’ video.
Dan, who is a music video producer alongside being in Meadowlark, explains: “Our music videos have always been self contained up until now, it all happens behind the scenes but this time I wanted to do something honest, meaningful and collaborative. For me that's what ‘Postcards’ (the song) is all about, being brave and opening up.” Full details of how to get involved with the ‘Postcards’ video project can be found on the band’s website.
Meadowlark recently supported Amber Run on their UK tour and embark on a headline tour throughout May, including The Waiting Room in London on May 10th.
MEADOWLARK LIVE DATES:
Tue 02 May - The Nest, Bath
Wed 10 May - The Waiting Room, London
Fri 12 May - Barrelhouse, Totes
Sun 14 May - Castle Hotel, Manchester
Fri 19 May – The Great Escape, Brighton
Sat 27 May - Royal William Yard Festival, Plymouth
Sun 28 May - Watering Hole, Perranporth
Wed 31 May - Royal Bath & West Show, Shepton Mallet
Fri 16 Jun - The Star Inn, Guildford
Sun 18 Jun - Goldcoast Ocean Fest, Croyde
Sat 08 Jul - Hazy Days Festival, Weston-super-mare
Fri 04 Aug - Valley Fest, Bristol
Fri 08 Sep - Always The Sun Festival, Guildford
Tickets for all headline shows are on sale now from Songkick here
Preorder ‘Postcards’ here