BRAND NEW EP - STRANGE FILM
We made this record between 2019 - 2023. It took us many re-writes, re-recordings, re-mixes, re-masters and re-spends to eventually say what we wanted to say.
The themes in this music are definitely a reflection of those years whether it be in terms of loss (creatively and or financially), anger, anxiety, insomnia, change (for better or worse), depression, extreme right and left wing bullshit or the death of loved ones.
Although it seems that there are many painful feelings and themes expressed above, we still wanted a positive thread of hope going through it with a strong sense of humour and exploration.
Bottom line is, we genuinely loved making this music. We hope you enjoy it too and that it speaks to you in one way or another.
Thanks so much to everyone who was involved in the making of this record:
ZZZ ft. Kokayi
Vocals + Lyrics + Vocal Arrangement - Kokayi Vocals - Cole Deller
Strat + P Bass + Composition + Music and Vocal Arrangement + Production - Alex Albrow
Drums + Music and Vocal Arrangement + Production - Phil Haines
Grand Piano + Hohner Pianet T + Casiotone CT401 - Chris Eldred
WINGNUT ft. Toussaint Liberator + Charles Jones:
Vocals + Vocal Arrangement - Toussaint Liberator Vocals + Vocal Arrangement - Charles Jones
Strat + Acoustic Guitar + P Bass + Composition + Lyrics + Music and Vocal Arrangement + Production + Wind Chimes - Alex Albrow
Drums + Lyrics + Production + Music and Vocal Arrangement - Phil Haines
Grand Piano + Hohner Pianet T + ARP Odyssey + Mellotron + Thumb Piano - Chris Eldred
Soprano Saxophone + Alto Saxophone + Tenor Saxophone - Dan Smith
Violin - Jan Halen
Violin - Luka Perazic
‘Cello - Gabriel Francis-Dehqani
BRKN MRRR ft. Lilli Unwin
Vocals + Vocal Arrangement - Lilli Unwin
Strat + P Bass + Composition + Arrangement + Production - Alex Albrow
Drums + Lyrics + Arrangement + Production - Phil Haines
Grand Piano + Hohner Pianet T + Composition + Fender Rhodes - Chris Eldred
STRANGE FILM ft. Lauren Kinsella
Vocals + Vocal Arrangement - Lauren Kinsella
Vocals - Sylvie Hallam
Vocals - Darcey Salt
Strat + Lyrics + Composition + Music and Vocal Arrangement + Production - Alex Albrow
Drums + Lyrics + Music and Vocal Arrangement + Production - Phil Haines
Grand Piano + Hohner Pianet T + Yamaha AN1x + Casiotone CT401 + ARP Odyssey - Chris Eldred
Mixing + Engineering + Mastering - Phil Haines + Alex Albrow
Artwork - Phil Haines + Artificial Intelligence
Music recorded at Crashbangwallop, London
*Try playing BRKN MRRR backwards.
Alex Albrow | guitars, bass, synths, music, lyrics
Phil Haines | drums, synths, music, programming, production
Chris Eldred | piano, keys + bass keys
POQUET create songs soaked in dark funk, heavy soul, jazz rock and funkadelia, with story lyrics and fierce arrangements. Our first project, released July 20th 2019 on deluxe 180g double vinyl, features very special guest musicians and vocalists including Grammy Award winner Van Hunt, Alan Evans (Soulive), Chris Eldred, Riley Stone-Lonergan, Julian Marc Stringle, Mike Mann, Loz Garratt, Toussaint Liberator, Oli Ballantyne, Lauren Kinsella (Snowpoet), Stinkin' Slumrok, Donnie Sundal (Boukou Groove), Tina V, Soriyah McKay, Ellie Lovegrove, Aisling Iris, and Jon Kenzie.
POQUET's live act is reminiscent of 60s and 70s power trios, with raucous finesse. Hear it on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms.
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