Poster Paints have released their new single ‘Never Saw It Coming’ via Olive Grove Records. It possesses a wistful, melodic earworm quality that gradually envelopes you. Carla J Easton’s enraptured and lovelorn melodies tumble forth and pierce holding you transfixed, swirling with memories of The Sundays or Camera Obscura. It’s framed Simon Liddell’s shimmering guitar work, stuttering Motown-esque drums and elegant instrumentation. It’s a understated gem.
Poster Paints are the Glasgow duo Simon Liddell (Frightened Rabbit, Olympic Swimmers) and Carla J Easton (TeenCanteen). They released their debut single ‘Number 1’ earlier this year, fusing together two burning talents who met initially through Carla’s work with The Vaselines. The track received extensive play from Marc Riley via BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Scotland. It was released on vinyl postcard for Record Store Day, with both tracks supported by Creative Scotland.
The duo have also announced their debut headline show for 7th October at Glasgow Poetry Club, tickets are on sale now. They have also been confirmed as support for three shows with Teenage Fanclub next month, see below for full details
14/09/21 Edinburgh, Assembly Room (supporting Teenage Fanclub)
15/09/21 Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom (supporting Teenage Fanclub)
16/09/21 Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom (supporting Teenage Fanclub)
07/10/21 Glasgow, Poetry Club
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Photo by Kat Gollock