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31st Jan 2016 - Becoming / Where We're Going To Double A-Side

Digital release on Folkstock Records 26th February

 

Folkstock Records are putting out a double a-side release of two tracks they have chosen from In The Hills, The Cities – Becoming and Where We're Going To. It'll be hitting the virtual shelves on 26th Feb 2016.

 

It's great to be kicking off what we hope will be a series of 4 releases this year, with a re-release of In The Hills, The Cities also in the pipeline.

26th Feb 2016 - Double A-Side Released on Folkstock Records

Becoming and Where We're Going to are available in the store.

 

Our first double a-side single release is available in the store now! Both tracks have been receiving lots of radio play over the last two weeks - many thanks to all the lovely DJs taking an interest! 

 

Very pleased to report that Becoming is the Song of the Day for its premiere on Folk Radio UK. Read all about it here.

14th March 2016 - Premiere of On A Red Horse Music Video

For Folk's Sake have the premiere of our first music video and a great writeup

 

Catch the insane video for On A Red Horse, animated by the amazing Ross Butter, in the videos section. We're very excited to be releasing this piece of music and its so nice that For Folk's Sake premiered and wrote about the video here.

 

The EP, released on Folkstock Records on 15th April, is available in the store along with some other bits and pieces for download which we're trying out...

7th March 2016 - Play on BBC Radio 2 for Where We're Going To

Alex Lester broadcast one of the tracks from our double A-side

 

We were rather amazed and happy to find out that Radio 2 played Where We're Going To on Alex Lester's After Midnight show.

14th March 2016 - Play on BBC Radio 6 Music

Where We're Going To is on Tom Robinson's Mixtape this week

 

Some more national radio play turfed up this week - many thanks to Tom Robinson, Alex Lester and their teams for their support of the double a-side release. You can download the mixtape from the BBC site here 

1st April 2016 - On A Red Horse Is Getting About a Bit

Lots of great reviews for the new track and video

 

It's been a great two weeks for our new track On A Red Horse. Here's a quick summary of what people have been saying

 

"Raw energy...an uninhibited clamour" - For Folk's Sake in their video premiere.

 

"completely and clamorously bonkers. It takes a lot of skilled musicianship to produce musical mania like this, never mind the sky high imagination required to conceive of the idea in the first instance." - Tom Robinson'sFresh On The Net

 

"Pure alt-folk brilliance" - Never Enough Notes (who are owed special thanks for sharing the video like crazy)

 

"Whimsical and eccentric" - Here Comes The Flood

 

"One genre defying and well crafted song" - Beehive Candy

 

"Don't see many bands doing this" - Words For Music (who were also kind enough to interview us)

 

"Twisted aberration of nature" - The Planet of Sound

 

" Unshackled" - HEAR Magazine

 

"an awesome animated video" - OneAvenue

 

"like early Radiohead ditched the distortion and picked up acoustic guitars and violins" 102.1 the Edge in Canada

 

Thanks to Golden Mixtape, Hiapop Blog, Cartoon Brew, The Animation Blog who have all posted the video.

 

15th April 2016 - Release of On A Red Horse EP

6 track EP available now on Folkstock Records

 

Head over to the store to grab a very limited edition CD or hit that download button. 

 

"whimsical and eccentric", "half a dozen tracks containing more ideas than most full-lengths" - Here Comes The Flood

 

"pure alt-folk brilliance", "sublime song writing" - Never Enough Notes

 

"a collection of well crafted and interesting songs..something a little different and special.." - XS-Noize

16th April 2016 - Fatea Showcase Sessions

"A Room" is featured on Fatea Magazine's upcoming summer session "Memory"

 

Very happy to hear that A Room from the On A Red Horse EP has been selected for the Fatea Showcase sessions summer 2016. Read all about the compliations and the other awesome artists involved here 

 

Artwork is by the fabulous folk singer Daria Kulesh of Kara

5th August 2016 - New Single Four Two Four announced, Clash Premiere

"Four Two Four" is released 23rd September 2016

Very excited to have our new song Four Two Four premiered by Clash Magazine. They called it "Deliriously Inventive" on twitter and gave it a lovely writeup over at http://www.clashmusic.com/news/premiere-james-edge-and-the-mindstep-four-four-two

9th December 2016 - Machines He Made Released - Press Summary

Second album out now on CD, Vinyl, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify etc.

Machines He Made is out today and available to buy in the store and from the digital retailer of your choice.

Lots of lovely things are being said, here's some below.

"a truly innovative, experimental sonic delight" - Gigslutz in their premiere.

"a brilliant album by an artist worth watching out for - ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆" Northern Sky Magazine

"this record is a serious contender for any 'best albums of the year' list" - Glamglare

"surprising, raw, and unnerving" - Jammerzine

"a collection of complex alt-folk tunes and an experimental pop-perfection euphoria" - Fame Magazine (interview)

"inspired spontaneity' - Culture Creature

"displays the kind of virtuosity that is quite astonishing" - The Crack Magazine

"whimsical and deeply experimental music with hints of Renbourn, Graham, Drake and Martyn" - Rockshot Magazine

"something completely different and dynamic" - Louder Than War (Widdershins Premiere)

23rd September 2016 - Four Two Four Released - Press and Radio Summary

New single, as heard on BBC 6 Music, out now

Four Two Four is out today and available to download in the store and from the digital retailer of your choice.

So many people wrote about it, played it on the radio and interviewed us. It was a bit crazy. Here's some of our favourite quotes

"wonderfully inventive" - Clash Magazine

"an absolute belter of a folk track" - Louder Than War

"a freewheeling convergence of mood and style that only masterful musicians could pull off this effortlessly" - Culture Creature

"more than ‘just’ a song ... it feels like a journey" - Glamglare

"takes chamber pop to the avant-garde and back" - Here Comes The Flood

"highly listenable yet at the same time, complex and challenging" - The Boston Survival Guide

"the musicianship is incredible" - Beehive Candy

"essential indie-folk" - Girl Underground Music 

 "a crazy, foot-tapping folky stomper" - FourCulture

"unquestionable beauty" - OneAvenue.TV

"fascinating, complex and extremely easy to love" - Fingers on Blast

Interview with Gigsoup

Interview with Music Musings and Such

Interview with 53rd and Third 

Two New Tracks Announced - Softbone and Worn out 1st December 2017

The last two tracks from the Machines He Made recording sessions are getting a release at last.

We are pleased to announce the release of the last two tracks from the Machines He Made recording sessions.

Softbone and Worn will be available to download from all the usual digital outlets on 1st December 2017, preceded by an extra special limited edition 7" clear vinyl release posting out on 27th October. Also on 27th October you can preview the songs by downloading on a pay-what-you-want basis from Bandcamp. Head over to the store.

© 2016 James Edge and The Mindstep. Photography © Stephen Bartholomew and Richard Shakespeare. Artwork by James Newman Gray