STREAM: “Being There”
The June Brides are back again with a three-track EP entitled ‘She Seems Quite Fine.’ The EP will be released digitally on September 2 via Slumberland Records in the US and Occultation Recordings in the UK, with a vinyl 7″ to follow.
The June Brides are back with two Phil Wilson songs (“Being There”, “She Seems Quite Free”) plus guitarist Simon Beesley’s “I’m Undone.” The ‘She Seems Quite Fine’ EP sees a return to the band’s original harder-edged sound, following acclaimed 2012 single “Moon/Cloud” (“Glorious” Sabotage Times (UK), “…a stunning comeback” Critical Mob (USA), “…Song of the summer by a mile” PennyBlackMusic (UK), “Wonderful” The Big Takeover (USA)). On this recording original Brides Phil Wilson, Simon Beesley, Frank Sweeney and Jon Hunter have been joined by Steve Beswick (drums) and Arash Torabi (bass).
The June Brides are true indie innovators, with fans including Manic Street Preachers, Morrissey and Belle and Sebastian. In the mid-1980s they produced five singles/EPs and one LP, There Are Eight Million Stories, which reached no. 1 in the UK Independent Albums Chart. They appeared on the cover of NME, toured with The Smiths and were cited by Morrissey as his favourite group of 1985. After The June Brides broke up in 1986, Phil Wilson cut two solo singles for Creation Records. His final single of the 1980s, “Better Days” was a collaboration with Primal Scream guitarist Andrew Innes on Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne’s Caff Records.
After 20 years as a civil servant, Phil Wilson returned to music in 2008. He has since recorded several solo singles and the lauded God Bless Jim Kennedy LP to excellent reviews from David Quantick (Uncut), Gavin Martin (Daily Mirror), Stewart Lee (Times) and Andrew Perry (Mojo) plus three Marc Riley BBC sessions. Performances in the UK, Europe and USA have included Indietracks, the Port Eliot Festival, and the San Francisco and Madrid Popfests. When Phil was rejoined by original guitarist Simon Beesley in 2011 it became natural to revert to the “June Brides” name.
The June Brides
Street Date: September 2, 2014
1. Being There
2. She Seems Quite Free
3. I’m Undone