We recommend this title for people interested in the likes of Slowdive, New Order and The Cure.
"In another age and another time, you might have rightly expected this to stumble into the light having been sent out by Factory records to defend itself in the big bad world of a dysfunctioning punk scene whose paths where splintering into post punk, art pop and new wave". -- Mark Barton.
"A listen to Affinity Part I ultimately will fill you with anticipation for what's to come. This is a band that can chart a course of feeling through sound, invest your emotions in something you didn't know had destroyed you, and if their future work plays so expertly with the use of emotion, they have a bright future ahead of them." -- K2AV, Liverpool.
"The change of pace and stylistic merges give it a refreshing originality. It comes with a confidence that is contagious, you can tell that the music they create really means something to them. They’re not afraid to dive head first into uncharted waters, translating into all the surprising twists, turns, and leaps that make this album so effective." -- Melted Magazine, USA.
'Affinity: Part I' will be released in conjunction via Hail Hail Records (UK) and Bleeding Gold Records (USA) on 03/11/2017 under the serial number - Hail Hail Records HHR-OWG-004.
Oh Well, Goodbye are a four-piece band from Liverpool, England who initially burst onto the UK music scene with their debut EP, ‘BG092’. The release was overseen by cult U.S label Bleeding Gold Records, which later forged a gateway for the band, releasing several EP’s after that. Oh Well, Goodbye originated from the concept of a solo project. Philip Rourke (founder of EDILS records/booking) quickly assembled like minded musicians and played a scattering of shows in London, Manchester and various other locations around England throughout several tours. These UK dates over the past two years have coincided with two trips to Europe. Firstly, a five date tour of France in late 2015, followed by a seven date tour of France, Germany and Italy in late 2016. Oh Well, Goodbye, completed by Sam Banks (Bass), Adam Burns (Guitar) and Andy Fernihough (Drums) have continued to push creative boundaries as a unit, whilst fully maintaining their Lo-Fi DIY, post-punk roots.
The Affinity EP's, a more experimental and ambient collection compared to its predecessor, 'Acquiescence' showcases Oh Well, Goodbye’s use drums loops and keyboards for the first time, yet still touching upon the bands pop sensibilities and downbeat ‘post-punk' sound. This leads nicely into the final release of the trilogy and most recent ‘Affinity: Part One’.
‘Affinity: Part One’ will drop onto the world wide web on November 3rd 2017 and will be available on both CD and Cassette, as well as digital formatting, again on Hail Hail Records (UK/EU) & Bleeding Gold Records (US), the latest instalment will contain four new musical movements that are quite easily their most accomplished songs to date.
Part II will surface spring 2018.
Contact Oh Well, Goodbye directly for bookings over at: facebook.com/Ohwellgoodbye
released November 3, 2017
All music and words for 'Affinity: Part I' written by Philip Rourke and Oh Well, Goodbye.
Oh Well, Goodbye is:
Philip Rourke (Guitar & Vocals)
Adam Burns (Guitar)
Andy Fernihough (Drums)
Sam Banks (Bass)
'Affinity: Part I' Track 1, 2 & 3 were recorded and engineered by Bobby Mambo, Brock & Broll Studios, Chorley, UK, August 2017.
'Affinity: Part I' Track 4 was recorded and engineered by Andy Fernihough at Crash Studios, Liverpool, UK, September 2017.
Mixed by Andy Fernihough and Oh Well, Goodbye.
Mastered by Andy Fernihough at Crash Studios, Liverpool, UK.
All songs composed by Oh Well, Goodbye.
Artistic direction by James Dyke.
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