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Curlews

Grasscut begin their next venture with the new single Curlews/September Night’s Sky, from the band’s forthcoming third album ‘Everyone Was A Bird’, released April 2015. Grasscut’s music has always been deeply rooted in a sense of place, and the album will feature liner notes from the renowned landscape writer Robert Macfarlane. Curlews started life as an arrangement for a Grasscut performance with Kronos Quartet in Poland before being developed into the stunning, evocative nugget it now is. The video for the song is a beautiful, evocative and highly original piece by Pedr Browne, landscape photographer and Grasscut designer, shot in woodland in Wales. Alongside Curlews comes September’s Night Sky, a story of a spring equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, scored by fragmented keyboards, guitars and sweeping strings.

“Really lovely” – Mark Radcliffe, 6Music

“Their work is always extraordinary, slightly challenging, and always rewarding” Tom Robinson 6Music

Whilst first performed in collaboration with the Kronos Quartet to over 4,000 people in a warehouse in Poland, Curlews origins lie much closer to home. It’s meditative piano intro, soaring strings and sense of open skies and distant horizons inspired by the British coastline.

“The poet Harriet Tarlo cautions against the lazy use of ornithological metaphors for human emotion, but watching the curlews on the estuary, I really thought: this is me, digging around in the mud till I find it. I hope that’s not lazy.” That sense of place and belonging resonates throughout much of Grasscut’s work, and the forthcoming album features liner notes from the renowned landscape writer Robert Macfarlane.

Alongside Curlews comes September’s Night Sky, a story of a spring equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. Scored by fragmented keyboards, guitars and sweeping strings it brings to mind the sense of both majesty and fragility that a starry night can inspire.

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“Really lovely” – Mark Radcliffe, 6Music

“Their work is always extraordinary, slightly challenging, and always rewarding” Tom Robinson 6Music

Whilst first performed in collaboration with the Kronos Quartet to over 4,000 people in a warehouse in Poland, Curlews origins lie much closer to home. It’s meditative piano intro, soaring strings and sense of open skies and distant horizons inspired by the British coastline.

“The poet Harriet Tarlo cautions against the lazy use of ornithological metaphors for human emotion, but watching the curlews on the estuary, I really thought: this is me, digging around in the mud till I find it. I hope that’s not lazy.” That sense of place and belonging resonates throughout much of Grasscut’s work, and the forthcoming album features liner notes from the renowned landscape writer Robert Macfarlane.

Alongside Curlews comes September’s Night Sky, a story of a spring equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. Scored by fragmented keyboards, guitars and sweeping strings it brings to mind the sense of both majesty and fragility that a starry night can inspire.

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