16 July 2012

Blind Atlas - debut Kodiak Bear album

Blind Atlas

Blind Atlas - debut Kodiak Bear album

… Dramatic, spellbinding with a touch of darkness in parts make Blind Atlas a thoroughly hypnotic act … powerful and mesmerising… well worth your attention.” [BBC]

“Their songs range from whiskey-soaked Blues to a melancholic mix of Folk, Americana and Rock to Cinematic Soundscapes with guitars that gently weep one minute and howl the next. Their differing musical drivers push melodic constructs and playing techniques that are not traditionally heard together or side by side both between and within songs.” [Mudkiss Magazine]

Manchester’s own Anglo-American band Blind Atlas will release their debut album Kodiak Bear on the 18th June 2012. The same day they perform live in session for ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris’s BBC Radio 2 show.

The album launch gig takes place on Wednesday 20th June at the Kings Arms in Salford (doors 7:30pm). Special guests include Jo Dudderidge and Adam P. Gorman (Travelling Band) with additional performances from African Drummers and a string quartet.

Brother Moon will be the lead radio track from the album with another beautiful animation from collaborator Volkerfirma who have also animated a video for the title track Kodiak Bear.

When it comes to influences Blind Atlas will offer up the proverbial mixed bag, citing everyone from Neil Young, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones to Calexico, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and the Grateful Dead. Hailing from Denver [Colorado USA] and disparate points around the UK, Blind Atlas came together in the bohemian suburbs of south Manchester; united by a shared preoccupation with drinking, failed relationships and the Flying Burrito Brothers.

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