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Listen: Velvet Morning – Barrett Land

14 April 2014, 10:45 | Written by Jim Fletcher

Leigh-on-Sea quartet Velvet Morning release the charm-filled ethereal sounds of their brand new single “Barrett Land” following their debut EP release, Velvet Moon. Fancy a psychedelic trip?

Song of the DayEssentially the project of 19-year-old singer-songwriter Samuel Jones, the Essex quartet have been experimenting with layering sounds, pushing their own experimental take on the modern structure of the pop song, and coming up with something they describe as “smooth psychedelia”. ”Barrett Land” is the latest take on this, and it more than lives up to its billing in both senses.

There’s initially an oozing white noise that quickly drops out into a rather eerie guitar line, with everything else around it draped in a fetching echo. The track creeps over your ears, gently probing your expectations with layer upon layer of guitar and shuddering organ (as well as the odd seagull). “Barrett Land” has a deliciously slow moving melody over the top that is just that: slow and moving. Jones’ languid and fluid vocal drips over everything, spilling out surrealist lyrics – perhaps nodding to fallen psych idol Syd via the song title.

Velvet Morning play the Sebright Arms, London on 15 and 30 May and a whole host of other dates (here) with Courtly Love.

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