Album Launch @ Bar 303, June 30 2013
Whtsqr launches an album you’ll be playing over and over again – ‘The Things She Never Owned’ at Bar 303, 30 June.
Ladies and gentlemen,
It’s not every day someone just comes out of the shadows and hands you a collection of jewels. Rejoice, for this is such a day.
Listen once and be reminded a bit of break through ‘break-up’ albums like Sea Change or Blood on the Tracks. Listen twice and the songs are under your skin for good.
‘The Things She Never Owned’ is the work of Whtsqr (“White Square”), the disemvowelled alter-ego of bedroom musician Guy Morton
“Recording each of the songs on this album has been satisfying in itself, but I’m incredibly excited to be bringing this album to life by playing it with a fantastic band. There’s a magic to playing live that’s hard to beat.”
There are 12 original songs on the album – from the almost Astral Weeks-like Polythene Sky through the startling imagery of Melted Woman to the Countrydylanesque Midnight Souvlaki and the sparkling pop nugget No Mystery.
“These are beautiful songs, superbly delivered each and every time.” – Charles Jenkins
“The songs were so realised, melodic and confident that I started to wonder if this was actually a covers night of covers no-one knew” – David Nichols, Presenter 3RRR
“Great production quality, great song writing, great strings, just great. Love the lazy groove that is ‘Calm and Defenceless’. ‘No Mystery’ just doesn’t go long enough for mine. A masterpiece.” – Stephen Anderson, Presenter 3RRR
Whtsqr album launch band:
Guy Morton, vocals, rhythm guitar
Bob Spencer, guitar
Kevin Hunt, bass
Graham Maddicks, drums
Dave Milne, keyboards
Support act Dave Milne solo