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New single “Birds” from Enderby’s Room out now

17 Mar

The latest single from Enderby’s Room is out today! Birds is taken from their forthcoming debut album, and was premiered over at For The Rabbits yesterday. Here’s what they had to say about it:

The track is a delicate piece of gently unfurling minimalism, led by a lightly plucked acoustic, and the steady pulse of a double-bass; it’s left to the vocals to carry much of the melodic content. Thankfully in guest vocalist, Deerful’s Emma Winston, they’ve the perfect foil, while Emma’s own music exists in the field of electronic-pop, here she demonstrates herself an equally adept folk-singer. Emma’s silvery vocal effortlessly carrying the quiet melancholy of Dan’s words, as she sings of the natural migration of our avian visitors, “they’re preparing to leave this land and head somewhere warmer, far from our crystal winter“. It’s a song that knows we must all fly the nest at some point, but even in that inevitability, there’s still a sense of trepidation and sadness and what me way lose along the way.

The whole track builds to a quiet crescendo, as Dan and a third voice, belonging to Sophie Koonin, join to provide delightfully harmonious, counter melodies, and the rich, weezing tones of a Victorian pedal harmonium add a touch of depth, before the whole thing fades to fluttering bird song. It’s an exquisitely delivered, and vivid piece of songwriting, and the strongest case yet for just how good Enderby’s Room’s album could be.

Enderby’s Room – “Birds” Bandcamp | Spotify | iTunes

You can still buy their debut 7″ vinyl record My Old Friend, and pre-order their album on vinyl, CD or as a download from our Bandcamp shop – it’s out in just over a month’s time.

My Old Friend video

7 Mar

Buy your copy of the 7″ single here.

‘My Old Friend’ from Enderby’s Room out now

17 Feb

We’ve given you a little taster of Enderby’s Room over the past couple of months, with the digital singles Lakeside and Heartaches. Now it’s time to get stuck in properly, with their debut 7″ out today. My Old Friend is taken from their forthcoming self titled debut album, and the 7″ vinyl version comes with two exclusive non-album b-sides, Pale Blue Dot and Postcards.

You can buy it direct from our Bandcamp, from your local record shop, and you can listen digitally via Spotify and iTunes.

Enderby’s Room – Heartaches

20 Jan

Heartaches is the second single from the debut Enderby’s Room album, and it’s out today! Clash Music described it as “unfolding gently, the quiet grace of Enderby’s Room seems to draw on the folk tradition while taking brave chances of its own”, and Austin Town Hall said it “has a subtle beauty that will overwhelm you”.
You can hear it now on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes or Soundcloud.

Heartaches is taken from the self titled album from Enderby’s Room, out on the 21st of April on 12″ vinyl, CD and digitally. Pre-order it here.
Before that, My Old Friend is released as a 7″ single, with two exclusive non album tracks (Pale Blue Dot and Postcards) – get your copy here.

Introducing Enderby’s Room

9 Dec

I found some notes recently from when I was first setting up the label 6 or so years ago, listing some of the bands I’d love to release once I’d worked out what the hell starting a record label actually entailed. Tucked up near the top of that list was Enderby’s Room.

So, I’m really quite chuffed to say that today we’re releasing the debut single from Enderby’s Room. It’ll be followed up with a couple more digital singles and a proper 7″ in February, and a full album is on it’s way to manufacture now – expect that to be out in April.

Enderby’s Room is fiddle player Dan Mayfield, once from rural Lincolnshire, but he has now found home living in London. His folk tinged songs reflect on his traditional folk upbringing, which included playing fiddle for Morris dancing sides around the country. Mayfield has played fiddle for many artists including Daniel Johnston, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures and Allo Darlin.

Over the past ten years he has gently built up a collection of his own songs, which he performs with his band Enderby’s Room. The name comes from an Anthony Burgess character called Mr Enderby who composed his prose inside the toilet. The band’s make up has been constantly evolving; around 30 different individuals have been a part of Enderby’s Room over the last decade, before settling on the current 5 piece lineup.

Enderby’s Room’s sound features a Victorian pedal harmonium, together with French horn, double bass, ukulele, guitar and percussion.

Lakeside, the first single from their forthcoming debut album, is one of the first songs that Mayfield composed, taken from the perspective of someone longing to be with someone they can’t be with. There are themes of nature and listening which also feature throughout the rest of music on the forthcoming album. Mayfield is joined by Emma Winston (Deerful, Owl & Mouse) on vocals in this lamenting duet.

As well as Enderby’s Room, Mayfield set up School of Noise which encourages young people to be creative with sound, using unusual noise making and sound sculpting machines. This project has seen him take workshops to the Green Man and End of the Road festivals as well as the Southbank Centre, Museum of London, Great Ormond Street Hospital and primary schools around the country.

Spotify | iTunes | Bandcamp

Here’s Enderby’s Room playing Lakeside live at Union Chapel for Daylight Music:

Enderby’s Room

20 Nov

Enderby's Room - Lakeside

Welcome to the latest additions to the label, Enderby’s Room! Lakeside, the first digital single taken from their forthcoming debut album, is out on the 2nd of December. That’s all we’re telling you for the moment… but there’ll be plenty more of interest to come shortly…!