What Does Brexit Sound Like? - THE STATE BETWEEN US - New album by The Matthew Herbert Big Band

What Does Brexit Sound Like? - THE STATE BETWEEN US - New album by The Matthew Herbert Big Band

The new album from The Matthew Herbert Big Band is released later this month on March 29th, the day the UK is due to leave the EU.

March 19, 2019

The State Between Us is an album that contemplates what it means to be British in 2018. Its sixteen tracks reflect a journey on foot across Great Britain (and beyond) imagined in beautifully elegiac melodies carefully woven with site-specific recordings. World War II planes in flight rub against a Ford Fiesta being broken down into its component parts; the loneliness of a cross-channel swimmer follows a single cyclist riding around Chequers. Here, the evocative sounds of empty harbours, and factories being demolished, of ancient trees and the calls of soon to be extinct animals ebb and flow through music that poses one hugely significant question – Where’s Home? – and leaves the listener with one resoundingly hopeful answer: You’re Welcome Here. [- Matthew Herbert BLOG]

Watch the trailer for the album here to get a hint of what to expect:

"The State Between Us" was made in collaboration with over a thousand musicians and singers from across the EU over the space of the last two years since the British government's triggering of article 50.

The album also features very special guests including singers Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne, Arto Lindsay, Merz, Patrick Clark and highly respected solo instrumentalists Enrico Rava, Byron Wallen, Sheila Maurice Gray and Nathaniel Cross. Lyrics include words by Britain’s greatest living playwright Caryl Churchill, Percy Shelley, John Donne and various abusive members of the public and the secretary general of UKIP.

Artwork by longtime collaborator Sarah Hopper for The State Between Us is based on an image taken by renowned photographer Eva Vermandel.


Pre-order the album here: https://matthewherbert.lnk.to/TheStateBetweenUs

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The State Between Us

The Matthew Herbert Big Band


Release date
March 29, 2019

Double CD / Triple Vinyl / Digital

01. A Devotion Upon Emergent Occasions
02. Fiesta
03. You’re Welcome Here
04. Run It Down
05. The Tower
06. An A-Z Of Endangered Animals
07. Reisezehrung
08. Moonlight Serenade
09. Be Still
10. The Words
11. The Special Relationship
12. Where’s Home
13. Fish And Chips
14. Backstop (Newbury to Strabane)
15. Feedback
16. Women Of England

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