Pastels' Tenniscoats Collaboration
UK Tour Dates
30th Glasgow Stereo
03rd Leeds Brudenell Social Club
04th Birmingham Moseley Folk Festival
05th Bristol Thekla
06th London Bush Hall
4th-6th ATP FESTIVAL, Minehead (Pastels Only)
Geographic is thrilled to announce that the long-awaited Pastels and Tenniscoats album collaboration, Two Sunsets, is now ready for late summer release. It will be available on vinyl, cd and download on September 7.
Recorded in Glasgow over a two or three year period usually around Tenniscoats UK touring, the album started out casually from a simple idea of booking some studio time to see what happens. Songs seemed to arrive as needed and a group mode was established, usually Saya and Ueno from Tenniscoats with Stephen, Katrina and Gerard Love from The Pastels with Tom Crossley, Alison Mitchell, and sometimes Norman Blake and Bill Wells dropping by. The sound is sort of compact but not too earth-bound; it opens out with graceful notes, odd notes, the melodic clang of cars and trees in the summer, and birds, trees, slopes, adventures. It's melodic, optimistic, brilliant.