Friday, 28 January 2011

Archangel "Hero's Welcome"

Archangel "Hero's Welcome" by Tomorrow Never Knows

First new Archangel since the fantastic debut album "How To Lose Your Best Friend" - this is "Hero's Welcome" and it'll be featuring in Grey's Anatomy, in the episode "Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)" transmitting in the US on Thursday 3rd February, and available on iTunes here. A newly repackaged album "How To Lose Your Best Friend" also featuring "Hero's Welcome" is available on iTunes here.

Archangel is the brainchild of Nick Webber, a young man from Oxford with a strong will and a warped imagination who spent a year and a half going quietly mad in the wilds of Wiltshire as he recorded his masterpiece aka the soundtrack of his life. The collection of tracks in question are magnificently overwrought and dramatically fashioned songs that explore the lexicon of love with an epic sweep and neon glow that will remind you of all your favourite 70s and 80s groups while sounding utterly contemporary. Archangel are where ABC meet Arcade Fire.

Nick’s obsessive determination to handle the production as well as vocal, guitar, piano, electronic keyboard, synth-bass and percussion duties, which meant he’d have to literally press “record” and run to the drum kit or the guitar and start playing.

Debut album “How To Lose Your Best Friend” originally released in early 2010, now features a brand new track “Hero’s Welcome” as heard in the TV Show Grey’s Anatomy.

“Inventive heartfelt electro pop” The Guardian, critics gig of the day

“brooding, tetchy art-rock – it’s warm and infectious” NME’s “10 Tracks You Must Hear This Week”

“If he can stick to this formula, a winning one, and add the more complex twists that distinguish the good artists from the great, he’s a big future on the horizon. 4or The Record

“A twisted little genius of a band that are well worth looking out for” The Beat Surrender

“If you're ever feeling a bit apathetic and a bit down because you're lacking creativity, then you'd be best advised not to listen to this record because it would probably only make it worse. Archangel is the offspring of Nick Webber, who devised and performed this entire debut album, and consuming this beast will probably make the best of us feel slightly useless and insignificant. Saying that, the ingenuity of this possible magnum opus-to-be deserves to be celebrated” Click Music

Nick Lloyd Webber, the eldest son of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, is currently developing a new English-language stage musical based on the French literary classic The Little Prince, due to open in 2011.