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Our listeners say
“I absolutely love this EP. You could say that it’s good, solid psychedelic folk rock. But each of the five songs is very different – with real punch, beautifully produced and sound gorgeous.”
– Radio ExileFM Presenter Balou Bartsch
“What a beautifully crafted production! Hugh continues to download his emotional hard drive via some extremely powerful emotive lyrics and guitar playing. Love the bass playing which has more than a hint of ska/reggae woven in, and the drums are just right, never overpowering and always supporting the colours and feel of the composition. Phoenix Rising is a nicely engineered EP and I’m looking forward to hearing the Linden Tree Band further develop this good work and perform their first live sessions soon.”
– Morris W
“You’re a great story teller with your music and I’m digging the vibe! Thumbs up!”
– Amy H
“I must have listened to this song about 20-30 times and I know my music and I know when I hear good stuff this is very creative the words are symbolic.”
– Mike B
“Powerful song and music… my ghosts and I like it…”
– Marianne B
“Super organic sound!!”
– Joshua V
“Sounds awesome. Got a sweet Jethro Tullish kick-your-teeth-out feel.”
– Tony E
“Real raw emotion… and class in the right way…”
– Duncan M
– Gregory S
About this EP
This EP gives you something to get on with while we get the band together. Five of our songs as a one-off pre-release – beautifully recorded and mixed by Simple Minds’ producer Jez Coad – my longtime band mate and friend.
Jez’ mighty magic gives each song the instrumentation and style that suits it best. So each evolved differently, sometimes in strange and unexpected ways. No genre compliance here!!
The influences are equally diverse – from classical violin music to Wolf Alice, Pink Floyd and Willie Nelson – with special mentions for Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, the two Nicks (Nick Cave and Nick Drake), and the Beatles.
Hugh McManners – vocals and guitars
Steve Turner – bass guitar
Jeff Walker – drums
Recorded and produced by Jez Coad
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