NEWS: Poster Paints release ace debut EP 'Blood Orange'

NEWS: Poster Paints release ace debut EP ‘Blood Orange’

One of my ones to watch for 2022, Glasgow duo Poster Paints — Carla J Easton (TeenCanteen, The Vaselines) and Simon Lidell (Frightened Rabbit, Olympic Swimmers) — have released their awesome debut Blood Orange EP today via Ernest Jenning Record Co / Olive Grove Records. Stream the EP below

Carla J Easton says: “We’re really excited to be working with Ernest Jenning and Olive Grove Records on releasing our music this year! It’s a brilliant opportunity for us to collaborate with two brilliant independent labels who are committed to supporting artists they love and be part of a global family who will nurture our music.”

Poster Paints seamlessly meld together the wonderful vocals of Carla J Easton with the rich guitar work of Simon Liddell, fusing together two talents who met initially through Carla’s work with The Vaselines. Featuring Number 1’ that hooks you in like a standout summer anthem, full of gorgeous fuzz, Spector-style drums and shot through with melody, to make something quite beautiful. This song exploded in our hearts.

‘Never Saw It Coming’ meanwhile 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. It also features the infectious title track and cover of Love PositionsInto your arms‘.

About Carla J. Easton:

Carla J. Easton is an award nominated singer-songwriter, releasing 4 critically acclaimed albums, writing for Belle & Sebastian and BMX Bandits. Championed by BBC6 Music, she has performed at festivals across the UK and internationally (Pop Montreal, The Great Escape, Celtic Connections, Indiefjord and Pop Cologne) touring the UK with Camera Obscura, The Vaselines and Aidan Moffat.

In 2018, she released the SAY Award Shortlisted Impossible Stuff, produced by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire/Sea Power/Leonard Cohen). Her third album WEIRDO was released in 2020 via Olive Grove Records – a record that Bandcamp Daily.

About Simon Lidell:

Simon Liddell is a Glasgow based guitarist and composer. He was a member of the band Frightened Rabbit, touring internationally and releasing via Atlantic Records. Major festival performances (including Glastonbury / Lollapalooza / Pukkelpop), TV appearances (David Letterman / Conan O’Brien). Notable collaborations include Aaron Dessner (The National), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Julien Baker. He was a member of the Owl John side project, also on Atlantic. Prior to Frightened Rabbit, Simon wrote and released with Olympic Swimmers, and more recently, a live guitarist for Paws and Gretta Ray. Since 2018 he has also contributed music and sound design for various theatre productions which have toured domestically and internationally.




1. Number One

2. Never Saw It Coming

3. Blood Orange

4. Into Your Arms (Love Positions cover)


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