The North Sea Rising by Morning Bride

north-sea-cover-300Released 20th March 2013 on Imprint records (IMPCD013) and distributed by Cargo, The North Sea Rising is now available as a limited edition CD for only £7 including postage and packing at the Morning Bride online shop – click here (all previous releases are now available here too!)

‘A brilliant roots-rock band with solid gold tunes’ (according to The Word magazine), Morning Bride return with their long-awaited second album The North Sea Rising, the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed debut Lea Valley Delta Blues.

The North Sea Rising is in turn big-skied and lo-fi; sometimes dark, often blue, but ultimately life-affirming, and always with an inherent pop sensibility. Variously described as gothic americana, off-kilter folk rock, alt-country pop and most things inbetween, The North Sea Rising sees Morning Bride remain as resolutely impossible to define as ever.

Created over three days in a basement studio beneath a ukelele shop on East London’s Brick Lane, The North Sea Rising captures Morning Bride’s natural evolution towards a warmer and more intimate sound, allowing lead singer Amity Joy Dunn’s delicate, honey-dripping voice to truly shine, and Mark James Pearson’s songs to breathe more deeply.

Amity and Mark’s lush harmonies blend effortlessly with Pete Bennett’s trademark bottleneck and slide, against a backdrop of strings, melodicas and organs, creating a trademark sound described by The Independent as ‘astonishing’.