Love Song for an Island (Big Stir Digital Single No. 6)
BIG STIR RECORDS is proud to announce the latest in our ongoing DIGITAL SINGLES series: “Love Song for an Island” b/w a remix of the song, from mylittlebrother!
WILL HARRIS is simply one of the finest songwriters and performers we know, blending wry, sometimes quite dark humor with and pathos with a true gift for soaring melody that never fails to connect (who else could produce a boisterous toe-tapper with the title “We're All Gonna Die”?). As a band, mylittlebrother can seemingly do anything and everything, from piano-based balladry to heavy psych rock, brassy music hall, lilting folk shuffles and more, all with quirky and inviting aplomb.
The group, based in Cumbria in Northern England, is also a captivating live act, and it was on tour in the UK that Christina and Rex of The Armoires fell in love with the band, well before founding Big Stir Records. Highly respected on their home turf, mylittlebrother are less recognized in the US and we've long hoped to help change that! We've featured them on our Big Stir Traveling International Roadshow compilation and are delighted to be including “Love Song for an Island” in our Digital Singles Series.
Accompanied by a video that's as beautiful and arresting as the tune, “Love Song” pays tribute to mylittlebrother's home region of Cumbria in plaintive and haunting style, with Harris's vocals and electric piano painting a watery portrait of longing. In a first for the Digital Singles Series, the b-side is a remix of the A-side by David Teasdale which amps up the ambiance and adds a pulsing beat to the ballad.
mylittlebrother are Will Harris (keys and vocals), Dan Mason (guitar and vocals), Robin Howson (bass and vocals), Simon Buttress (drums and vocals) and Amy Tweddle (guitar). They're currently finishing up their second full-length LP for release in early 2019. Their earlier work can and should be sought out on their Bandcamp page and news on the forthcoming album is coming shortly!