The Burning Curtains
 
Featured Artist of January 15, 2019
 

Formed in 2014, Stuart Campbell’s and Brian Hoyle’s partnership brought acclaim from those who had heard their music. Interest came from Alex Dematteus (one of the people behind the early success of The Slow Readers Club) who became their manager in 2018 and who in turn secured Jack Richard Sobel (Lead Singer with Black Swan Lane and Wonderland Music Publishing boss) as producer for their debut album. As with a lot of things in this fickle business, those plans were shelved when Brian Hoyle controversially departed the band.
Stuart continues on with the project, but now solo. Working closely with Joe A. Sage, an engineer and professional mixer, Stuart and the The Burning Curtains recently celebrated the release of a debut single, ‘Fountains’, on November 5th which has courted fabulous reviews from listeners around the globe.
Stuart Campbell (Guitars/Bass/Vocals/Drums) has had a long history in music: Selfish Art, Partisan Grey, Aquitas, Chrysalids, Sunhouse, Cane Toads are a few previous muses. The Burning Curtains hail from Middleton, Manchester, home of the Chameleons, The Mock Turtles, Inspiral Carpets, The Space Monkeys, The Reegs and The Courteeners. In fact the bands name ‘The Burning Curtains’ was first muted by Reg Smithies of the Chameleons as a possible name for them, but they chose the Chameleons instead, seemed a shame to waste it.
The debut single, ‘Fountains’, will be followed by 3 tracks released serially in the winter/spring of 2019. They will feature recordings with ex-drummer Hoyle and will form part of the “Phoenix Sessions” EP, named after their old studio in Heywood, Lancashire. The first of those tracks “Sometimes” is due to land in February 2019.
The Burning Curtains are now at a juncture. Stuart has been talking collaboration with Harry Miller, ex lead singer and guitarist for Philadelphia’s ‘Our Fading Smiles’ for work on The Burning Curtains’ debut album and perhaps a follow-up project. Also in the mix are some solo acoustic performances taking in unusual places around the UK and southern Europe starting next April, which will take TBC through the north of England, the Scottish Highlands to the Outer Hebrides and then on to Mallorca.
Influences: John Cale, The Chameleons, P.J Harvey, Joy Division, Smashing Pumpkins, The Fall, Gang of Four, ‘60’s & ‘70’s TV, British and Italian Neorealism and Americana.
https://theburningcurtains.co.uk


# Pacific   Time Name length Rating Notes
1 8:00 AM & 8:00 PM Fountains 04:04 4 New song



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