Thursday, 12 July 2018

Granfalloon Releases New Single 'Sleep' Tomorrow

'Sleep' is the new single from Manchester folktronica act Granfalloon. The song begins as a primal howl before tranforming into a plea for balance with its chorus "Time and money/you can't have both". It was written at a time of upheaval for singer Richard Lomax with the subject matter taking in living between addresses, lost friendships, and including a reference to real suicide note sent to the DSS (the Department of Social Security for those outside of the UK). While the lyrics show an understanding of a dark mind, it understands most importantly, that a dark mind is not always in a dark place. The track is marked by its dynamic drums crashing between order and chaos - switching instantly between the beats of a drum machine and a sample played by drummer Oli Hughes.

'Sleep' is the third Granfalloon single of 2018 following April's 'Broken Things' which picked up incredible support from Natalie Eve-Williams and Michelle Hussey on BBC Introducing Manchester who premiered the track on their Saturday night BBC radio show and continue to play the track regularly. Granfalloon were also named Richer Sounds and Qthemusic's Artist Of The Week as a result of the track.

Granfalloon began in 2016 as the recording project of Manchester based musician Richard Lomax resulting in 2017's debut album 'Down There For Dancing'. It has now grown to become a group of musicians from the UK and Germany and based across Manchester and Barcelona. These geographic influences can be heard in their mixture of lo-fi folk, experimental music, and electronica. Granfalloon use the electronic elements of Casio keyboards, vintage drum machines, and Omnichords (an electronic autoharp) and weave them in and out of acoustic guitars and found samples to create beautifully cracked soundscapes with compelling storytelling elements.

Granfalloon will be launching the single at Dulcimer in Manchester on Friday 13th July. Support is from York's Mayshe Mayshe and Manchester's Songs For Walter.

The artwork was designed by fellow Manchester artist, musician (and national treasure-in-waiting) Gideon Conn, we urge you to check out his music too!

Upcoming shows:

13th July - Dulcimer, MANCHESTER
22nd July - Great Gatsby, TRAMLINES
8th Sept - Dieanstoss Festival, KARLSRUHE (DE)
13th Sept - Leitstelle, HEIDELBERG (DE)
20th Sept - No 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap, DARWEN
30th Sept - Zombie Shack, SONDER FESTIVAL