NEWS: bedd reveal haunting live version of ‘You Have Nice Things’
Today we are debuting a live version of ‘You Have Nice Things’ by Oxford act bedd, watch this intimate and haunting performance below.
When asked about the theme behind ‘You Have Nice Things’ Jamie explains, “the track starts as a quiet conversation – almost a confession – that opens up into an unashamed celebration of the mundanity of existence, the beauty of the everyday and our perceived sense of our own successes and failures”.
Instrumentally ‘You Have Nice Things’ features expansive, multi-part vocal harmonies that give way to layers of synths and reverb drenched guitars.
“bedd is a musical project lead by singer, songwriter and producer Jamie Hyatt, Jamie is a longstanding Oxford musician known for his previous bands The Family Machine, The Daisies and Medal as well as his score for the film Elstree 1976. You Have Nice Things builds on the elegiac beauty of previous single Auto Harp, released March 2020, and is accompanied by an enigmatic video by film maker Liam Martin, shot on location in Oxford.
Alongside Jamie, bedd is made up by a range of celebrated local Oxford musical talents including bandmates from his previous project The Family Machine in the shape of bass player Darren Fellerdale and guitarist Neil Durbridge. Also, in the mix are guitarist Tom Sharp, electronic musician and producer Tim Midlen, also known as The Mancles of Acid, and drummer Sam Spacsman. You Have Nice Things was recorded and produced by Jamie with the band at Glasshouse studios in rural Oxfordshire and mixed and mastered by Robert Stevenson. Previous bedd single Auto Harp received plaudits from across the blogosphere and airplay from across the BBC network.”
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