NEW ORDER’S PHIL CUNNINGHAM PRODUCES SYLVETTE NEW PROJECT
NEW SINGLE ‘Memories (Falling)’
Release date: 15th February
Sylvette are a 5 piece Art-Rock band based in Manchester taking influence from the likes of Radiohead, Neutral Milk Hotel and Jeff Buckley to create an imaginative and powerful sound. They use unconventional song structures and surreal yet emotive lyrics to take listeners on an intriguing journey. They named the band after one of Picasso’s most famous muses after lead singer, Charlie saw a painting of her in Barcelona. After further research Charlie found that Sylvette is now in her 80’s and an artist herself. Charlie got in contact and an unlikely friendship began. She kindly let the band use one of her paintings as the artwork for their debut album. Their relationship continues to blossom as lead singer Charlie recently performed with a string quartet at Sylvette’s art exhibition at the Mall Gallery in London.
The band met in Manchester while studying music at the RNCM but they have all come from totally different backgrounds and musical influences which is showcased in the material. The group is made up of 5 incredibly varied and talented musicians with a flair for the theatrical and artistic.
Charlie Sinclair (vocals, guitar and main songwriter) comes from a family of actors and uses his theatrical background in his live performances, including a tour with New Order in 2018. Philippos Rousiamanis (violin and keys) is a highly respected composer who grew up in rural Greece to a family of gypsies, Pete (drums) is born and bred in Manchester with influences from alternative electronic music and jazz to creates a sound that shakes up Sylvette from a traditional rock band, Dan Macfarlane from Jersey (guitarist) is an established musician with an ear for musicality on all instruments, especially in the studio and bass obsessed Ashley Garrod (bass) from Somerset who is obsessed with quality music and was the first to work with Charlie to create what is now, Sylvette.
New Order guitarist Phil Cunningham has taken Sylvette under his wing alongside his fellow Bad Lieutenant band mate and producer Jake Evans and together they have produced the bands 4 new singles.
Memories (falling) was written about character who lost his mind after discovering that life outside of his insular world wasn’t anything like it was made out to be. To cope with this, he goes deep inside his mind and creates a world of his own that is far desirable than reality.
To reflect this in the video, the lead character who is played by a handmade puppet is held captive by his parents to keep him away from the reality of life. When he faces the shocking reality that he was made identical to thousands of other puppets he takes matters into his own hands.
2018 Full length album
Sold out UK Tour
Q Magazine Support
BBC Introducing Airplay
Live sessions on BBC Radio, Loose Lips Radio
Fresh on the Net
‘These really are ones to watch. Their music is something different, and that really is something that the Manchester music scene needs. A lot of bands are sounding the same, yet this band are daring to be different, and are doing so in such a marvellous way.’– Flick of the Finger
‘Uncomplicated yet interesting, delicate without being weak, the track’s judicious use of its component parts shows off a group at home in their sonic environment’ – Fresh on the Net
‘An obscurely quaint melding of jazz elements, folk tinges and building rock sensibilities, Sylvette’s sound is one we can’t quite put our finger on (and we kinda love it)’ – One Stop Record Shop
‘One noticable aspect of ‘Waiting in the Bliss’ is Sylvette’s unique sound, which is achieved by using their different influences to expand any particular genre’ – Colorful Verses
2019 Tour dates:
20th Feb – Bristol (Café Kino)
22nd Feb – London (Off The Cuff)
23rd Feb – Glastonbury (Glastonbury Calling)
24th Feb – Deal (The Lighthouse)
28th Feb – Manchester (Sacred Trinity Church)
1st March – Liverpool (Sound Food and Drink)
Sylvette – Memories (Falling)
Sylvette – Lobotomy of Love
Band location – Manchester England
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