Some press and fan reviews for 'Blood & Brambles' -
"pop album of the year thus far" the Quietus / "impish genius for melody" The Guardian /"totally enamored and hooked on its melodic sweetness" - Monolith Cocktail / "Wonderful knock out English pop gems" - Pop Junkie / Gorgeous, gorgeous horns blasting out like thick, treacly, sexy custard all over the aforementioned blackberries. That's right, sexy custard. Deal with it...'- Listen with Monger / "Richard Hawley meets Johnny Cash – an indie folk epic" - One Good thing Each Day / ‘The best song you will hear today. Epic, life affirming stuff’ - 'A baritone deeper than God...' ‘… struggling to recall the last time a song made me grin like a lunatic as much as Level is Complete’ – Fan Tweets
The new single released on May 19th 2014 'Till It's Over' has also had some great reviews -
'Crafted to perfection as always, waltzing to a happy-go-lucky European romanticised etched Billy Childish backdrop, Till It’s Over is as charismatic as you’d expect and enjoyable as you’d expect. Another supreme pop nugget, and damn sight less melancholic than Richard Hawley.' - Monolith Cocktail
'‘till it’s over’ – blimey what can I say – quite possibly the most perfect thing on planet pop right now and something that ought to be tuned into immediately by all those of you who’ve lain awake at night imagining Divine Comedy rummaging through a Bacharach and David sonic cook book channelling Anthony Newley and Tony Christie, an outsider brat pack carousel dreamt up by Jarvis Cocker swirled in cabaret, big stage, big band, lush symphonic noir sophistication all drizzled in a glitzy easy pop 60’s classicism.' - God Is In The TV
'Georgeson is a natural story teller and crooner which is a rarity these days but the added indie swagger and charm really sets this apart from the crowd. Bravo, sir, bravo.' - Listen With Monger
11th March 2014 -
The new album from Mikey Georgeson and his band The Civilised Scene, 'Blood & Brambles' was released in the UK on 11th March 2014) on the pop-Z label. It's available from the usual main digital stores and also at Bandcamp -https://mikeygeorgeson.bandcamp.com/
The track listing is Curtains of Zagra/Sometimes/Blackberries/Turn For The Worse/My Heart Bleeds/Level Is Complete/My Heroine/I See What You Did There/You're Telling Me/Briony/Secrets of Zagra and is the culmination of two glorious weeks recording at Lynch Mob Studios in London last summer under the watchful production eye (and whip) of David M Allen who's production credits on some of the most amazing records of the past thirty years stretches from here to...well, you get the idea.
Supporting Mikey on this album were an amazing collective of musicians and all-round excellent humans, Simon Breed, Ben Handysides, Arec Koundarjian, Simon Love, Iain McCallum and Nathan Thomas known as The Civilised Scene. The boundless energy and enthusiasm of Max Heyes and his engineering skill helped make the process of recording this album both inspiring and hugely enjoyable.
It's taken (a little) longer to release than we at pop-Z originally thought, but we're absolutely convinced it was worth the wait for this fantastic record by Mikey and friends. We hope you like it too.