We set up loads of little compact cameras around Oliver's flat and recorded ourselves playing one of our new songs 'Desert Tracks' acoustic - a special video for The 405 web site. You can watch the video here: www.thefourohfive.com/articles/3927.
We'll be recording a 'studio' version later in the year. Meanwhile, we have exciting single news coming up soon, plus we've been back to Southend starting to record tracks for our second EP... but you'll need to wait a while for that one, some time next year!
"West's vocals, from the outset, are tenderly delicate yet powerful in their range like, Rufus Wainwright at his most vulnerable. 8/10" - The 405
"These finely crafted, literate and wistful songs are well worth giving your time and attention to" - Folly Of Youth
"A superbly confident and stirring debut... singer mark west, possess an extraordinary voice which blends brilliantly with the electric-folk instrumentation" - Rough Trade
"Oh Sally is a beautiful fanfare of melodic, gentle instruments, brilliant, strong vocals and lyrics which tease the inner child from your memory. Experimental and truly unique..." - Stereoboard
"You get a real sense of accomplished majesty from this music. Sad yet uplifting, full blooded yet sensitive, commercially appealing yet not at all dull. This ex-Fanfarlo guitarist & his cohorts have a rather special appeal. 4/5" - Norman Records
"For some reason the intro reminds of Michael Buble" - This Is Fake DIY
There was a bad review too... but you'll have to search for it, I'm not going to tell you where to find it! In the mean time, here are some more good ones... The Line Of Best Fit, Gobshout, Culture Deluxe, For Folks Sake and The Kaje ...and a live review on The 405.
Nick and I did an interview for Soundfreak... Click on these words to see it. They also say about our EP... "It's bloody brilliant!" ...cheers!
Our debut EP is now available! You can buy it on CD from Rough Trade, Norman Records, Resident Records or directly from the band shop, or you can buy digitally from Amazon, iTunes, eMusic or from the band shop. Hope you like it!
And don't forget - we're playing two special launch week gigs - Wednesday (4th) on the Tamesis Dock, a converted 1930's Dutch barge and Friday (6th) at The Lexington, give our name on the door to get a free copy of the EP! Details below...
For any project, big or small - or to ask any questions at all, please contact me: