TUNE Hairy Hands - Suns
Intergalactic sound voyager Hairy Hands sets his controls for 'Suns', the first single preceeding the launch of debut long player ‘Magic’ on Tape Club Records.
"Suns was one of the first tracks I worked on for this album. It started life as a simple drone/drum break and grew & changed shape from there. I wanted the album to explore my interest in space travel/sci-fi/b-movies and built a story about a time in the future where planet Earth has lost its Sun. The song follows the young and old of planet Earth on the beginnings of their search for a new home in outer space. The chorus also reflects the fact that we all have a Sun within us to grow things and share our warmth for our fellow species/others and the surroundings we inhabit. . Using an old reel to reel to resample parts (warp/time stretch) of an old Yamaha synthesiser I'd played and adding layers of trombone and moving them around."
Following on from last year’s ‘Battlecat’ EP; ‘Magic’ tells the story of the death of the Sun, the demise of Earth and humanity's development of space travel to find another planet to inhabit. Chief navigator is multi-instrumentalist/producer/singer James Alexander Bright aka Hairy Hands, joined on deck by a motley crew of friends: co-pilot Peter Lyons (contributing writer and producer across the record), Andy Ramsey (Drums - Stereolab), Kwake Bass (Drums - MF Doom, Kate Tempest, Lianne La Havas), Jack Wylie (Saxophone - Portico, Circle Traps, Szun Waves), Mark Rainbow (Keys - Laurel Collective) and Big Dada signed Roseau.
After periods in Devon and London, Bright now resides in the Hampshire countryside, which helps provide the impetus for his creativity:
"I love the wide open spaces you get in the country, there's nothing like walking out into the middle of a dark field at night and taking in all the sounds and stars. I think this is why I have a fascination with space travel/sci -fi and otherworldly sounds.”